Discontinued Program - Media and Communication Technology

Program:
Media and Communication Technology
Program Code:
1460 Media and Communication Tech
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS08
End Term:
FS11
College:
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Media and Information
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Media and Information

Undergraduate Program
Media and Communication Technology

We live in a time of unprecedented proliferation of new media of communication, which are built upon innovations in communication technologies that augment human communication in both anticipated and unanticipated ways.  New media do not displace those that came before, but as they appear, the landscape of the media and information industries is altered and communication practices at home, in schools, and in the workplace adapt.  The major in media and communication technology recognizes that this continuing evolution stresses the ability of individuals and families, communities and organizations, and societies and nations to make socially beneficial and economically productive use of the plethora of current and new media.

The purpose of this major is to train tomorrow’s media and communication technology leaders and to prepare them to make informed decisions about how to apply, manage, and evaluate many forms of media products, applications, and services.  In addition to the core program, two concentrations are available to media and communication technology majors, both of which are built upon a fundamental understanding of communication principles as they apply to current and new media, the communication technologies that make current and new services possible, historical development of current and new media, and political and economic forces that shape this development. Students will be required to complete one concentration.

Media Management and Research Concentration

This concentration prepares students for the challenge of evaluating how people use current and new media, how current and new media interact in the media marketplace, and the implications of these issues for media companies and societies.  Students learn principles of media management, media business strategy, media research skills, media theory, media policy, and the basic economic forces shaping media industries.  Students who select this concentration will be prepared to help tomorrow’s broadcasting, cable, telephone, and Internet companies as well as media research agencies make informed decisions about the opportunities being generated by current and new media. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

Information and Communication Technologies Concentration

This concentration prepares students to implement and manage new information and communication technologies for use in organizations and communities. It emphasizes hands-on and practical application of web and Internet-based information and communication systems, group communication systems, wireless and other personal communication technologies, e-commerce technologies and other emerging forms of information and communication technologies. Students learn theories of human computer interaction, technological foundations and applications, project management principles, and the social and organizational impact of information and communication technologies. Students who select this concentration will help tomorrow’s organizations improve the way their employees communicate with near and distant co-workers, market their products to customers, and work with suppliers and other stakeholders using the Web as well as voice and video applications. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Media and Communication Technology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Communication Technology.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Media and Communication Technology major is met by completing any one of the following courses: Telecommunication 449, 450, 452, 458, 462A, 462B, 462C, 464, 465, 476, or 477. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
      TC 100 The Information Society 3
      TC 110 Understanding Media 3
      TC 201 Introduction to Media and Communication Technology 3
      TC 210 Media and Communication Policy 3
    b. One of the following concentrations (15 to 21 credits):  
      Media Management and Research  
      1. The following courses (9 credits):  
        TC 300 Economics of Media 3
        TC 356 Marketing Media Content and Services 3
        TC 376 Media Research 3
      2. Three of the following courses. One of the three must be selected from Telecommunication 452, 458, 476, or 477 (10 to 12 credits):   
        TC 339 Digital Games and Society 3
        TC 340 Introduction to Video and Audio 3
        TC 375 Social Impacts of New Media 3
        TC 381 Media Consumer Behavior 3
        TC 452 Media Strategy (W) 4
        TC 458 Project Management (W) 3
        TC 476 Advanced Media Research (W) 4
        TC 477 Global Media (W) 4
      Information and Communication Technologies  
      1. The following courses (6 credits):  
        TC 331 Introduction to Interactive Media Design 3
        TC 361 Information and Communication Technology Management 3
      2. Three of the following courses. One of the three must be selected from Telecommunication 449, 450, 458, 462A, 462B, 462C, or 465. (9 to 12 credits):  
        TC 349 Client-Side Web Development 4
        TC 362 Web Administration 3
        TC 365 Introduction to Network Management 3
        TC 449 Server-Side Web Development 4
        TC 450 Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (W) 4
        TC 458 Project Management (W) 4
        TC 462A Wireless Networks and Applications (W) 4
        TC 462B Social Computing (W) 3
        TC 463C Electronic Commerce (W) 3
        TC 464 Network Security 3
        TC 465 Advanced Network Management (W) 3
    c. Telecommunication electives: additional credits in telecommunication courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 30, but not more than 52, credits in courses in the major. Not more than 12 credits in Telecommunication independent study and internship courses combined, and not more than 7 credits in either telecommunication independent study or internship courses, may be counted toward the requirements for the Media and Communication Technology major.  
    d. The following courses outside the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media (18 to 30):  
      1. One of the following courses ( 0 to 4 credits):  
        CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies 3
        CSE 131 Technical Computing and Problem Solving 3
        CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
      Students who pass a waiver examination for Computer Science and Engineering 101 will not be required to complete Computer Science and Engineering 101 or 131 or 231.  
      2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
        PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
      3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        ADV 205 Principles of Advertising 4
        ADV 260 Principles of Public Relations 3
        COM 100 Human Communication 3
        COM 225 An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
        COM 275 Effects of Mass Communication 3
        JRN 108 Introduction to Mass Media 3
        RET 261 Introduction to Retailing 3
      4. A cognate selected from one of the following: the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, business, or an approved university specialization.  A list of appropriate cognates is available from the advising office. If business is selected, students must select from the following courses: Economics 201 and 202, Accounting 230, General Business and Business Law 323, Finance 320, Management 325, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management 313 and 327. A list of appropriate departments and courses is available from the advising office.  
        Each cognate must:  
        a. be a minimum of 18 credits  
        b. include three courses at the 300-400 level  
        c. be approved upon admission to the major or attainment of junior standing, whichever is earlier.   
    Only credits in courses graded on the numerical or  Pass–No Grade system may be counted toward the requirements for the Media and Communication Technology major. Media and Communication Technology major students may not enroll in courses required for the major, including courses in other departments, on a Credit–No Credit basis.  
      Students should meet with their academic advisors concerning the minimum and maximum numbers of elective credits available to them at various stages in their programs.  

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Media and Communication Technology, BS (1460)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Media and Communication Technology - Core
Major - Media and Communication Technology - Core: 4 courses from TC100, TC110, TC201, TC210

Requirement 12: Major - Media and Communication Technology - Concentration
Major - Media and Communication Technology - Concentration: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Information and Communication Technology: 5 courses
Concentration - Information and Communication Technologies - Media and Communication Technology - Media Design: At least 1 course from TC331
Concentration - Information and Communication Technologies - Media and Communication Technology - Technology Management: At least 1 course from TC361
Concentration - Information and Communication Technologies - Media and Communication Technology - Elective: At least 2 courses from TC349, TC362, TC365, TC449, TC450, TC458, TC462A, TC462B, TC462C, TC464, TC465
Concentration - Information and Communication Technologies - Media and Communication Technology - Advanced Telecommunication: At least 1 course from TC449, TC450, TC458, TC462A, TC462B, TC462C, TC465
Media Management and Research: 6 courses
Concentration - Media Management and Research - Media and Communication Technology - Economics: At least 1 course from TC300
Concentration - Media Management and Research - Media and Communication Technology - Marketing: At least 1 course from TC356
Concentration - Media Management and Research - Media and Communication Technology - Research: At least 1 course from TC376
Concentration - Polymer Science and Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Elective: At least 2 courses from TC339, TC340, TC375, TC381, TC452, TC458, TC476, TC477
Concentration - Media Management and Research - Media and Communication Technology - Advanced Telecommunication: At least 1 course from TC452, TC458, TC476, TC477

Requirement 13: Major - Media and Communication Technology - TC Credit Total
Major - Media and Communication Technology - TC Credit Total: 30 credits from Additional credits in telecommunication courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 30 but not more than 52 credits in the major.

Requirement 14: Major - Media and Communication Technology - Computing
Major - Media and Communication Technology - Computing: 1 course from CSE101, CSE131, CSE231, CSEWAIV

Requirement 15: Major - Media and Communication Technology - Microeconomics and Psychology
Major - Media and Communication Technology - Microeconomics and Psychology: 1 course from EC201, PSY101

Requirement 16: Major - Media and Communication Technology - Communication
Major - Media and Communication Technology - Communication: 1 course from ADV205, ADV260, COM100, COM225, COM275, JRN108, RET261

Requirement 17: Major - Media Arts and Technology - Cognate
Major - Media Arts and Technology - Cognate: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
6 courses from Fine Arts cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
6 courses from Business cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
6 courses from Social Science cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
6 courses from Biological and Physical Science cognate courses used to meet the TC Cognate Requirement of six courses from three different departments with three of the six courses being at the 300/400 level.
Conditions:
Major - Media and Communication Technology - Cognate: A cognate outside the department from the list of departmentally approved cognates equaling 18 to 24 credits. The cognate requires a minimum of 6 courses in related disciplines. At least 3 of the courses need to be at the 300-400 level . (Applies to Requirement(s) 17)

Requirement 18: College Distribution - Credits Outside of CCAS
College Distribution - Credits Outside of CCAS: 60 credits from courses given outside the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

Requirement 19: College Distribution Requirement at 300/400 Level
College Distribution Requirement at 300/400 Level: 40 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 20: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 21: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.