Media and Screen Studies and Sociology, BA

The Media and Screen Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offer a combined major in media and screen studies and sociology. The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the critical perspective needed for studying the social and cultural arrangements in which people live, for understanding how societies function, for investigating the conditions under which people change their institutions, and for describing the modes and conditions of cooperation that make social life possible.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC) and Societies and Institutions (SI) are met through the major course requirements. 

NUpath requirements Creative Expression/Innovation (EI), Analyzing and Using Data (AD), Difference and Diversity (DD), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) may be met through electives in the major.

NUpath requirements Natural and Designed World (ND) and Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) must be met through general electives.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Media and Screen Studies Requirements

Introduction to College
MSCR 1000Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern1
Introduction to Media Studies
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
Introduction to Screen Theory
MSCR 2220Understanding Media and Film4
Advanced Theory
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Media and Screen Electives
Complete four of the following:16
Introduction to Film Production
Introduction to Digital Media Culture
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Global Media
Digital Media Research
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Media Activism
Television and Society
Media Audiences
20th-Century Media
Popular Music as Media Form
Television Studies
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Celebrity Culture
Documentary Storytelling
Narrative Filmmaking
History of Film
Modern Film and Global Culture
Gender and Film
Topics in Documentary Production
Film and Psychoanalysis
Topics in Film Studies
Video: Sound and Image
Video Art
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Age, Media, and Representation
TV History
Media and Democracy
The Networked Self
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Interactive Documentary
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Independent Study
Experiential Education Directed Study
Gender and Film
Film Theory
Modernism/Modernity and Film
Cinema Studies Seminar
Directing the Short Fiction Film

Sociology Requirements

Core Courses in Sociology
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4
Foundational Competency—Courses Numbered SOCL 1200 to SOCL 2900
Complete two of the following:8
Social Problems
American Society
Sociology of Poverty
Gender in a Changing Society
Social Stratification
The 21st-Century Workplace
Sociology of Popular Culture
Law and Social Justice
Social Movements
Race and Ethnic Relations
Class, Power, and Social Change
Foundational Competency—Courses Numbered 3000 to 4999
Complete one of the following:4
Consumer Cultures
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Special Topics in Anthropology
Sociology of Latino Society
Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies
Law and Society in a Digital World
Race, Class, and Gender
Political Ecology and Environmental Justice
Special Topics in Sociology
Experiential Education Directed Study

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Courses
MSCR 3437Media and Identity4
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4

Media and Screen Studies Grade Requirement

For media and screen studies, majors must maintain at least a 2.500 GPA in their overall program of studies and a minimum of 3.000 in the following two required courses: Media, Culture, and Society (MSCR 1220)  and Understanding Media and Film (MSCR 2220).

Sociology Major Grade Requirement

A GPA of 2.000 for major courses is required.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required