College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Electronic Media and Film, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM101 Communication Analysis 3
Description: Integrated study of the analysis of oral, written, and visual messages. Emphasizes commonalities and differences across communication media. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EMF121 Intro Electronic & New Media 3
Description: Introduction to the organization, structure, function, historical development and social aspects of the electronic media and film industries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
EMF123 Intro To Emf Production 3
Description: Introduce the basic concepts, techniques, terminology, and equipment used in the production of electronic media and film programming. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM200 Basic Communication Theory 3
Description: Introduces the nature, elements, concepts, and processes of communication in its many settings; examines vocabulary and research methods of communication studies. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 with grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EMF121 Intro Electronic & New Media 3
Description: Introduction to the organization, structure, function, historical development and social aspects of the electronic media and film industries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
EMF123 Intro To Emf Production 3
Description: Introduce the basic concepts, techniques, terminology, and equipment used in the production of electronic media and film programming. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. EMF129 Introduction To Screenwriting 3
Description: Introduces various formats and techniques, as well as the dramatic narrative structure for short fiction and non-fiction, for effective storytelling created from a personal vision of the world. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EMF124 Announcing Electronic Media 3
Description: Lecture-lab course to provide understanding of the importance and influence of the oral-aural process via electronic media. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3
Description: Development of basic skills for creation and delivery of oral messages in public and in small groups. Emphasizes organization and reasoning. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. EMF225 Production Techniques 3
Description: Introduction to the techniques of video and audio production, lighting, and editing. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EMF321 Film, Radio & Tv 1890s To 1960 3
Description: Exploration of entertainment programming prior to 1960. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
EMF322 Film & Tv 1960-Present 3
Description: Exploration of entertainment programming from 1960 to the present. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF222 Entertainment Programming I 3
Description: An overview of 20th and 21st century entertainment programming from radio and cinema to television and the Internet. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
2. EMFTRACK See Catalog or Advisor 3 EMFTRACK Notes
Notes: Select one of three tracks; Screenwriting, Production or Development and management
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. JLWRCOURSE Jr Level Writing Requirement 3 JLWRCOURSE Notes
Notes: Choose from the following Junior Level Writing Courses EMF 323W, EMF 328W or EMF 329W. consult your EMF Faculty Mentor on your choice
2. EMF382 The Art Of Cinema 3
Description: The study and history of film as an art form, how filmmakers tell a story, and the aesthetic experience unique to film as a communal and encompassing art, a medium of social commentary, and as entertainment; illustrated by feature films, film clips, and documentaries. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EMF327 Marketing, Promotion And Sales 3
Description: Principles, techniques, and methods of marketing, promotion and sales of entertainment and news programming in the electronic media and film. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
-Option B-
EMF328W Writing/Producers & Executives 3 EMF328W Notes
Description: Writing skills and techniques for use in the entertainment industry. Coverage, pitching, project proposals, and other genres of writing included. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 with a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: This course will satisfy the JLW or Junior Level Requirement
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMFTRACK See Catalog or Advisor 3 EMFTRACK Notes
Notes: Select one of three tracks; Screenwriting, Production or Development and management
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
-Option B-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: If CST 111 is selected this course will be a general Elective if not need one additional Liberal Studies
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: If CST 111 is selected this course will be a general Elective if not need one additional Liberal Studies
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CAPSTONECOURSE Capstone Course 3 CAPSTONECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select from EMF 426C or EMF 428C for Capstone depending on the selected track
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
-Option B-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
-Option B-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Film will develop skills in the development, preparation, production, transmission, regulation and management of messages and content to large audiences as well as to smaller groups and individuals. This plan includes opportunities for hands-on experience in a variety of in-house media operations as well as broadcast and non-broadcast functions.  Students will gain a firm foundation in the responsibilities entertainment and news producers have toward their content, their product and their society, as well as the creative, aesthetic, business and technical aspects of film and the electronic media, and its history and influence upon our culture.

Students must choose a track of 12 units to complete this 45-unit plan. The tracks are screenwriting, production and development and management.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with EMF faculty early in their academic career to plan for the desired track and to discuss the selection of an appropriate minor. To promote global engagement students are encouraged to consider studying abroad and to consider completing the minor in International Communication. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor that’s appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs.

Some courses in your major may have prerequisites that you must complete before taking those courses. Courses for your major are offered in specific sequence and you must complete the communication core and required prerequisite courses in sequence to avoid a delay in graduation. You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the Electronic Media and Film plan.

You must earn a grade of  “C” or better in the Communication core (COM 101 and COM 200), freshman composition (ENG 105 or equivalent transfer ENG course) and liberal studies mathematics foundation course.

THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY OF SELECTING COURSES RESTS WITH YOU. IT IS YOUR FULL RESPONSIBILITY TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR COURSE OF STUDY, IN THEIR PROPER ORDER, SO YOU DON’T DELAY YOUR GRADUATION.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Communication WEB Page:  http://www.nau.edu/sbs/communication
Office of Academic Services and Advising
School of Communication Building #16, Room 370
PHONE: 928-523-8055 or 928-523-6540  FAX 928-523-8056
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu    WEB Page: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.