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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Communication
Concentration: Multimedia Journ. & Production
Effective Term: Fall 2018
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Department of Communication’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about human and mass-mediated communication processes through high-quality teaching, research, and service to the community. Visit the Department of Communication webpage for additional information. The Communication major is encouraged to complete a Minor.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COAS major should visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years. Summer terms are likely necessary for students taking fewer than 15 credit hours fall and spring terms in order to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).

  • B.S. in Communication majors must complete a minimum of 72 hours outside of journalism and mass communication. This excludes course prefixes: ADV, JOU, MMC, PUR and RTV. B.S. in Communication majors can take no more than 6 credit hours for internships.

  • Students following the Multimedia Journalism Track must take 2 Major Electives (6 credit hours) from the following:
    • 3000/4000 level courses with the JOU or MMC prefix
    • 3000/4000 level courses with the RTV prefix (except: RTV3260 Single-camera Video Production, RTV3228 Multi-camera Video Production and RTV4221 Advanced Production)
    • COM3346 Interviewing: Theories and Methods (Prereqs: SPC2068 or SPC4064)
    • COM4430 International Communication (Prereqs: SPC2068 or SPC4064 and MMC3614, or permission of instructor


  • Students following the Multimedia Production Track must take 3 Major Electives (9 credit hours) from the following:
    • ADV3203 Advertising Medica Graphics (Prereqs:MMC 1004, MMC 3105)
    • COM 3346 Interviewing: Theories and Methods (Prereqs: SPC2608 or SPC4064)
    • MMC 3711 Multimedia Graphics (Prereq: MMC3105)
    • MMC3402 Political Advertising
    • ENC 3250 Professional Communication
    • RTV 3000 Principles of Broadcasting
    • RTV3601 Announcing and Performance
    • RTV 3800 Media Management (Prereqs: MMC1004, MMC3105 and MMC4500)
    • SPC 4064 Public Speaking for Professionals
    • CRW 3610 Screenwriting Workshop
    • FIL 3363 Documentary Production
    • FIL 4363 Advanced Documentary Production
    • MUM 3701 The Music Business


  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) or by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelors degree. Students may need to complete Free Elective credit at the upper level (3000/4000) to satisfy the minimum 48 semester hours of upper level hours for graduation. For additional information visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.

  • Students are only permitted two attempts for the MMC 3105 Advanced Writing For The Media course. Withdrawing from a class or making a grade lower than a “C” will count as one attempt. On the second attempt a communication major must make a “C” in the course to continue in the major. After two failed attempts in this course students must change majors.

  • Major Electives may be completed any Term 5 through Term 8. See personalized Degree Evaluation or university catalog. (Note: these Major Elective options may have individual course prerequisites. Consult the catalog.)

  • All coursework in the Communication major must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Prerequisite Course (Outside Communication 3  
major)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
   
STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (Foundation Course) 3  
   
MMC1004 Media Literacy (Take in Term 2 or Summer 1) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
MMC1004 Media Literacy (If not taken in Term 2) OR Select a Prerequisite Course 3   MMC1004 Media Literacy Minimum Grade C
(Outside Communication major)  
   
Total Hours: 3
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3  
Degree Evaluation)  
   
SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech (Foundation Course) 3  
   
MMC3105 Advanced Writing For The Media 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
MMC3614 Media Theories and Effects 3   MMC3105 Advanced Writing For The Media Minimum Grade C
   
MMC4500 History of Mass Communication 3  
   
MMC3200 Law and Ethics of Communicat 3  
   
Select 1 course: for Multimedia Journalism Track 3  
take a Prerequisite Course (Outside Communication major)  
For Multimedia Production Track take a Prerequisite  
Course (Outside Communication major)  
   
Select a Prerequisite Course (Outside Communication 3  
major)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech Minimum Grade C
  Elementary Statistics Course Minimum Grade C
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course OR Select a Prerequisite 3   MMC4500 History of Mass Communication Minimum Grade C
Course (Outside Communication major), if needed  
   
Select 1 course: for Multimedia Journalism Track 3  
take JOU3109 Multimedia Reporting. For Multimedia  
Production Track take RTV3260 Single Camera  
Video Production  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Major Elective from 3  
either the Multimedia Journalism Track OR  
the Multimedia Production Track See course options  
listed above.  
   
Select a Prerequisite Course (Outside Communication 3  
major)  
   
Select a Prerequisite Course (Outside Communication 3  
major)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
MMC4420 Mass Communications Research 3   MMC3614 Media Theories and Effects Minimum Grade C
    Civic Literacy Requirement
MMC3942 Pre Internship 1  
   
Select 1 course: for Multimedia Journalism Track 3  
take JOU3342 Multimedia Storytelling. For Multimedia  
Production Track take RTV3228 Multi Camera Video  
Production  
   
Select JOU3925 Applied Journalism if following the 3  
Multimedia Journalism Track OR Select a  
Major Elective from list above if following Multimedia  
Production Track  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 2  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
MMC4975 Internship Senior Project 3   MMC4420 Mass Communications Research Minimum Grade C
Internship is available in Summer term. Students   MMC3942 Pre Internship Minimum Grade C
must be at Senior status and have completed MMC3942.  
   
Total Hours: 3
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select 1 course: for Multimedia Journalism Track 3  
take JOU4348 Advanced Multimedia Storytelling. For  
Multimedia Production Track take RTV4221 Advanced TV  
Production  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Major Elective from 3  
either the Multimedia Journalism Track OR  
the Multimedia Production Track See course options  
listed above.  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
MMC4975 Internship Senior Project (If not taken previously) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Select a Free Elective at 3000/4000 Level if needed 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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