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Department of Mass Communication of Communication Studies

Combined Major in Mass Communication and Political Science

Students electing to major in both Mass Communication and Political Science must complete the requirements for both majors. Following the outline below, students can complete the two majors with 69 units of Mass Communication and Political Science courses. Completing these two majors separately requires a minimum of 75 units (36 units in Mass Communication and 39 units in Political Science).

I. Mass Communication

A. Required Core Courses (9 units)
B. Required Track Courses (12 units)
C. Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 units)
D. Electives (9 units)

Note: The department will accept two of the following political science courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives in the Mass Communication major:
POSC 301 Political Research I (3)
POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy (3)
POSC 375 Public Administration (3)
POSC 381 Presidency (3)
POSC 383 Congress (3)
POSC 417 Political Parties (3)
POSC 459 Simulation and Games (3)
POSC 470–479 Special Topics (3) Topic to be approved by the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

II. Political Science

A. Required Courses in Political Science (21 units — see the Department of Political
Science)
B. Elective Courses in Political Science (18 units)

Note: The Department of Political Science will accept two of the following mass communication courses (6 units) toward fulfillment of the electives in the Political Science major:
MCOM 350 Media Law (3)
MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3)
MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3)
MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3)
MCOM 433 Media Ethics (3)
MCOM477–479 Special Topics (3) Topic to be approved by the Department of Political Science

Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Media Center, Room 114 (map)
Mailing address: 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-3431
Fax: 410-704-3656

Advising and Program Information: jarmstrong@towson.edu
Webmaster: mccs@towson.edu


 

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