College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Electronic Media and Film, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan Media Studies - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM101 Communication Analysis 3 COM101 Notes
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
Notes: Core requirement must be taken during first year in the plan
2. EMF121 Intro Electronic & New Media 3 EMF121 Notes
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.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Core requirement must be taken during first year in the plan
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
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COM200 Basic Communication Theory 3 COM200 Notes
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
Notes: Core requirement must be taken during first year in the plan
2. EMF122 Introduction To Media Studies 3 EMF122 Notes
Description: An introduction to the ways in which electronic media is created, circulated and consumed within local, national and global cultural settings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Core requirement must be taken during first year in the plan
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Choose from: from COM 323, COM 400, COM 425, JLS 106, EMF 129, EMF 321, EMF 322, EMF 408, EMF 482
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
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 EMF124 Notes
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.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core requirement
-Option B-
CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3 CST111 Notes
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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core requirement
Course may be multi used for SPW in LS
2. EMF225 Production Techniques 3 EMF225 Notes
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.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core requirement
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. COM301 Race, Gender, And Media 3
Description: Examines images of men, women, and members of minority or "marginalized" groups in mass media, with concomitant societal implications. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Ethnic
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF382 The Art Of Cinema 3 EMF382 Notes
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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Major Core Requirement
2. 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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF330W Writing Media Criticism 3 EMF330W Notes
Description: Writing, editing and revising critiques of various popular media forms including film, television, popular music, and new media. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (EMF 122 or Junior status) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Junior level Writing Requirement
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Choose from: from COM 323, COM 400, COM 425, JLS 106, EMF 129, EMF 321, EMF 322, EMF 408, EMF 482
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 4 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: LAB Science
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Choose from: from COM 323, COM 400, COM 425, JLS 106, EMF 129, EMF 321, EMF 322, EMF 408, EMF 482
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EMF470C Independent Project 3 EMF470C Notes
Description: An independently derived project representing a culmination of experience in the EMF program conducted by an individual or team. Students must submit a project proposal to be approved the semester prior to enrolling in this course. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EMF 328W or EMF 329W or EMF 330W
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Senior Capstone
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

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)

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 Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite 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.