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Communication and Media
Administered By: Department of Humanities
communications
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p1 * HUM GUR - 211 or 212 or Hist 213
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Administration
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Chairperson cjohnson
Associate Chairperson
Program Director funkhous

Administration
Chairperson Carol S. Johnson
Associate Chairperson
Program Director Christopher T. Funkhouser

Faculty
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Professors Elliot, Kimmelma
Associate Professors funkhous,Steffen,cjohnson
Assistant Professors klobucar
Lecturers mascarel

Faculty
Professors Norbert Elliot, Burt J. Kimmelman
Associate Professors Christopher T. Funkhouser, Nancy L. Steffen, Carol S. Johnson
Assistant Professors Philip A. Klobucar
Lecturers Miriam F. Ascarelli
 
Program Website: Click Here

The Program in Communication and Media offers two undergraduate degrees: the bachelor of arts (B.A.) and the bachelor of science (B.S.); the former is more humanistic, the latter more technological. The program entails study of a set of core courses covering various aspects of communication, and course concentrations of choice in six disciplinary areas: Digital Expression, Journalism, Literature (with an option in Education), Media Arts, Professional and Technical Communication and Theater Arts.

Both degrees prepare students with the skills and knowledge to work  in a variety of fields crucial to the twenty first century global economy. Today, communication specialists are required for a wide range of positions in business, industry, government, journalism; and in artistic, humanistic, scientific, and technological communities. Professional communicators are needed to serve as editors, researchers, and writers. The typical Communication and Media graduate can work in occupations such as multimedia design and communications; technical communication;  journalism; television; film and video production; print publishing; theater; graphic design; education; quality assurance documentation; advertising; grant proposal writing; medical and/or scientific reporting or analysis; and technical reporting or analysis.

The bachelor's degrees also serve as the foundation for a graduate degree in journalism, literature, law, theater and writing. There are accelerated programs leading to medical, dental, physical therapy, optometry and law degrees, for qualified students, who also can enroll in the B.S./M.S. program in Professional and Technical Communication, in which students earn a bachelor's and master's degree in less time than if earned separately. In addition, students may earn primary or secondary school teaching certification.

Both the B.A. and B.S. have the same core curriculum including a co-op work experience consisting of two semester-long internships in appropriate fields and a senior project capstone course in which a student produces a substantial, original work consisting of either a traditional research thesis, a substantial work of creative writing (such as a novella), or a practical communication application. In addition to NJIT courses, a number of courses in related areas offered at Rutgers-Newark may be taken for degree credit.

Double Majors
Students may earn a second major in addition to the Communication and Media major. A double major with the B.A. or B.S. in Communication and Media and the B.A. in History, for instance, is usually feasible within four years of full-time study. For general rules about double majors, see Degree Options in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the undergraduate catalog. For further information about appropriate double majors with the Communication and Media program, contact the Humanities department.


Program Website: Click Here

The curriculum as described below is for students entering NJIT as freshmen in the fall of 2009 or after this date. Students entering before that date may have a different program and should consult the department to learn which curriculum applies.

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B.A./B.S. in Communication and Media 128 credit minimum 9
 
B.A./B.S. in Communication and Media (128 credit minimum)
FIRST YEAR:
1st Semester: 13 credits

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.

{cs101|cs104|cs113|is118},hum101,math101,{Elective;Natural Sciences:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Natural Sciences Lab:GUR:0-1-0},frshsem
 CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving (3-0-3) or
 CS 104Computer Programming and Graphics Problems (3-0-3) or
 CS 113Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or
 IS 118Introduction to Software Application Tools (3-0-3)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Math 101Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (3-0-3)
  Elective (Natural Sciences:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Natural Sciences Lab:GUR:0-1-0) 
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd Semester: 16 credits {Elective;Basic Social Science;3-0-3,},math105,hum102,{Elective;Cultural History:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Natural Sciences:GUR;3-0-3},{Phys Ed;Physical Education;0-1-1}
  Elective (Basic Social Science) (3-0-3,) 
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Elective (Cultural History:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Natural Sciences:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Phys Ed (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 
SECOND YEAR:
1st Semester: 16 credits com303,{Elective;Economics;3-0-3},eng353,hist345,{Elective;Track Option 1;3-0-3},{Phys Ed;Physical Education;1-0-1}
  COM 303Video Narrative (3-0-3)
  Elective (Economics) (3-0-3) 
  Eng 353Composing Documents for Print (3-0-3)
  Hist 345Communication through the Ages (3-0-3)
  Elective (Track Option 1) (3-0-3) 
  Phys Ed (Physical Education) (1-0-1) 
2nd Semester: 18 credits eng354,eng339,{Elective;Track Option 2;3-0-3},{Elective;Track Option 3;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 1;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 2;3-0-3}
  Eng 354Composing Documents for the Web (3-0-3)
  Eng 339Practical Journalism (3-0-3)
  Elective (Track Option 2) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Track Option 3) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 1) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 2) (3-0-3) 
THIRD YEAR:
1st Semester: 15 credits eng333,{Elective;Open GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Track Option 4;3-0-3},{Elective;Track Option 5;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 3;3-0-3}
  Eng 333Cybertext (3-0-3)
  Elective (Open GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Track Option 4) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Track Option 5) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 3) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: 18 credits {Elective;Free 4;3-0-3},eng340,mgmt390,{Elective;Track Option 6;3-0-3},{Elective;Lit/Hist/Phil/STS: GUR;3-0-3},sts349
  Elective (Free 4) (3-0-3) 
  Eng 340Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
  Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (Track Option 6) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Lit/Hist/Phil/STS: GUR) (3-0-3) 
  STS 349Advanced Music Technology (3-0-3)
FOURTH YEAR:
1st Semester:18 credits eng302,eng490,{Elective;Track Option 7;3-0-3},{Elective;Track Option 8;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 5;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 6;3-0-3}
  Eng 302Communication Theory (3-0-3)
  Eng 490Co-op Work Experience I (3-0-3)
  Elective (Track Option 7) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Track Option 8) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 5) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 6) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester:15 credits eng491,eng496,{Elective;Capstone Seminar: GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 7;3-0-3},{Elective;Free 8;3-0-3}
  Eng 491Co-op Work Experience II (3-0-3)
  Eng 496Senior Project-Communication and Media (3-0-3)
  Elective (Capstone Seminar: GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 7) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free 8) (3-0-3) 
Summary: 12-course core (36 cr.); 8-course focus (24 cr.); 8 free electives (24 cr.); GUR (48 cr.) For information on General University Requirements (GUR), please click here.

Electives

Basic Social Sciences GUR: Three credits of the basic social sciences requirement must be taken in economics; acceptable courses are Econ 201, Econ 265, or Econ 266 . The remaining 3 credits may be satisfied by EPS 202, STS 257, or STS 258. Students also may take approved introductory courses in basic social sciences at Rutgers-Newark to fulfill this requirement.

Lit/Hist/Phil/STS GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: literature; history; philosophy; or science, technology, and society (STS); or an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark.

Open Elective in Humanities and Social Science GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: English (Eng); history (Hist); literature (Lit); philosophy (Phil); science, technology, and society (STS); social science (SS); or theater (Thtr). Students also may satisfy this requirement with Architectural History IV (Arch 382) or by taking an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark.

Cultural History GUR: Take one courses (3 credits) from among Hum 211, Hum 212, Hist 213, and 200-level history courses at Rutgers-Newark.

Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Science GUR: All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, take one of the following: HSS 403, HSS 404, HSS 405, HSS 406, HSS 407, HSS 408, HSS 409 . Students enrolled in the honors college take one from HSS 491H-499H .

Natural Sciences GUR: Coursework totaling 7 credits in any of the following disciplines: biology, botany, chemistry, geology, and physics. Students may take a sequence of courses in one of these disciplines or courses in different disciplines. Laboratory credit must be included in the 7 credits.

Physical Education GUR: Students who register as full-time undergraduates for two or more consecutive semesters must take two PE courses, one of which must be a 100-level fitness core course. Students are urged to complete the requirement as soon as possible.

Foreign Language (I, II, III, IV): B.S. students concentrating in Literature can take 12 credits of a foreign language in lieu of literature courses. The language and choice of courses is determined in consultation with the advisor.

Art or Architecture: A number of courses offered by the New Jersey School of Architecture or Rutgers-Newark can be used to fulfill this requirement. See the advisor for appropriate courses.

Technology: See the advisor for appropriate courses.

Communication and Media Core Courses:

COM 303, Hist 345, Eng 302, Eng 333, Eng 339, Eng 340, Eng 353, Eng 354, Eng 490, Eng 491, Eng 496, STS 349.

Communication and Media

Concentrations

Digital Expression
Journalism
Literature
Media Arts
Professional and Technical Communication
Theatre Arts

All concentrations require courses (twenty-four credits) and should be selected in consultation with the program director from a variety of NJIT and Rutgers-Newark course offerings.

Please consult the Humanities Department website for specific course listing. http://humanities.njit.edu/



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p1 * Course to be approved by program director;numerous courses at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark apply.
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B. S. in Communication and Media/MD-Three Year Undergraduate Component of Seven Year Medical/Dental/Optometry Program 115 credits 10
 
B. S. in Communication and Media/MD-Three Year Undergraduate Component of Seven Year Medical/Dental/Optometry Program (115 credits)
FIRST YEAR:

1st Semester: (14 credits)

hum101,math111,{cs113|cs103},{Physical Science;General Bio I with Lab},{PE;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1},frshsem
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4)
 CS 113Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or
 CS 103Computer Science with Business Problems (3-0-3)
  Physical Science (General Bio I with Lab) 
  PE (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd Semester: (16 credits) hum102,econ201,math105,{Physical Science;General Bio 2},eng352,{PE;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Physical Science (General Bio 2) 
  Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3)
  PE (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
Summer I: (10 credits) it201,{hum211|hum212|hist213},is270,phys111,phys111a
  IT 201Information Design Techniques (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  IS 270Designing the Multimedia Experience (3-0-3)
  Phys 111Physics I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111APhysics I Laboratory (0-2-1)
SECOND YEAR:

1st Semester: (15 credits)

{Elective;Track Option},eng302,eng353,chem125h,eng339
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Eng 302Communication Theory (3-0-3)
  Eng 353Composing Documents for Print (3-0-3)
  Chem 125HGeneral Chemistry I Honors (3-0-3)
  Eng 339Practical Journalism (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: (18 credits) {Elective;Track Option},eng354,{Elective;Track Option},{Elective;HSS Elective},chem126h,chem124,mgmt390h
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Eng 354Composing Documents for the Web (3-0-3)
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Elective (HSS Elective) 
  Chem 126HGeneral Chemistry II Honors (3-0-3)
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Mgmt 390HHonors Principles of Management (3-0-3)
Summer II: (10 credits) eng333,{Elective;HSS Elective},phys121,phys121a
  Eng 333Cybertext (3-0-3)
  Elective (HSS Elective) 
  Phys 121Physics II (3-0-3)
  Phys 121APhysics II Laboratory (0-2-1)
THIRD YEAR:

1st Semester: (15 credits)

eps202,{Elective;HSS Honors Capstone},eng340,eng496,chem243
  EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment (3-0-3)
  Elective (HSS Honors Capstone) 
  Eng 340Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
  Eng 496Senior Project-Communication and Media (3-0-3)
  Chem 243Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: (17 credits) hist345,chem244,chem244a,{Elective;Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy},{Elective;Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy},{Elective;Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy}
  Hist 345Communication through the Ages (3-0-3)
  Chem 244Organic Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  Chem 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (0-4-2)
  Elective (Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy) 
Summer III:

No required courses.

The three year undergraduate component contains only 115 credits but assumes acceptance into a medical school program-the first year of medical school replaces the credits of the fourth year of the undergraduate major.

Concentration Elective (Medical Sci./Policy):

Students should select from the following course and other electives, in consultation with their advisor.

r120:104,r120:205,hist379,hist380,hist381
  R120:104Human Health and Disease (3)
  R120:205Environmental Issues (3)
  Hist 379History of Medicine (3-0-3)
  Hist 380History of Public Health (3-0-3)
  Hist 381Germs Genes & Body: Sci. & Tech. in Modern Medicine (3-0-3)
B. A. in Communication and Media/JD-Three Year Undergraduate Component 105 credits 9
 
B. A. in Communication and Media/JD-Three Year Undergraduate Component (105 credits)
FIRST YEAR:

1st Semester: (14 credits)

hum101,{math111|math116|math138},{cs113|cs103},{Lab Sci;Lab Science},frshsem
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
 Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4) or
 Math 116Mathematics of Design (3-0-3) or
 Math 138General Calculus I (3-0-3)
 CS 113Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or
 CS 103Computer Science with Business Problems (3-0-3)
  Lab Sci (Lab Science) 
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd Semester: (17 credits) hum102,{hum211|hum212|hist213},math105,{Lab Sci;Lab Science},eng352,{PE;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Lab Sci (Lab Science) 
  Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3)
  PE (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
Summer I: (6 credits) econ201,it201
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  IT 201Information Design Techniques (3-0-3)
SECOND YEAR:

1st Semester: (15 credits)

{Elective;Track Option},{Elective; Law/Policy},eng353,{Elective;HUM Elective},eng339
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Elective ( Law/Polic) 
  Eng 353Composing Documents for Print (3-0-3)
  Elective (HUM Elective) 
  Eng 339Practical Journalism (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: (17 credits) eng340,eng354,{Elective;HUM Elective},hist345,eps202,mgmt390h
  Eng 340Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
  Eng 354Composing Documents for the Web (3-0-3)
  Elective (HUM Elective) 
  Hist 345Communication through the Ages (3-0-3)
  EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment (3-0-3)
  Mgmt 390HHonors Principles of Management (3-0-3)
Summer II: (6 credits) com303
  COM 303Video Narrative (3-0-3)
THIRD YEAR:

1st Semester: (15 credits)

eng336,{Elective;Track Option}[p1],eng369,{Elective;Concentration Elective - Law Policy},{Elective;Concentration Elective - Law Policy}
  Eng 336Advanced Composition (3-0-3)
 * Elective (Track Option) 
  Eng 369Creative Writing (3-0-3)
  Elective (Concentration Elective - Law Policy) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective - Law Policy) 
2nd Semester: (15 credits) eng496,{Elective;Track Option}[p1],{Elective;Track Option},{lit350|lit355|lit360|lit365},{HSS Cap;HSS Honors Capstone},{Elective;Concentration Elective - Law Policy}
  Eng 496Senior Project-Communication and Media (3-0-3)
 * Elective (Track Option) 
 * Elective (Track Option) 
 LIT 350Fiction (3-0-3) or
 LIT 355Poetry (3-0-3) or
 LIT 360Drama (3-0-3) or
 LIT 365Non-Fiction (3-0-3)
  HSS Cap (HSS Honors Capstone) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective - Law Policy) 
Summer III:

No required courses.

The three year undergraduate component contains only 105 credits but assumes acceptance into a law school program-the first year of law school replaces the credits of the fourth year of the undergraduate major.



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B. S. in Communication and Media/JD-Three Year Undergraduate Component 107 credits 9
 
B. S. in Communication and Media/JD-Three Year Undergraduate Component (107 credits)
FIRST YEAR:

1st Semester: (17 credits)

hum101,{math116|math138},{cs113|cs103},{Phys Sci;Physical Science Lab},{PE;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1},frshsem,is270,it201
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
 Math 116Mathematics of Design (3-0-3) or
 Math 138General Calculus I (3-0-3)
 CS 113Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or
 CS 103Computer Science with Business Problems (3-0-3)
  Phys Sci (Physical Science Lab) 
  PE (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
  IS 270Designing the Multimedia Experience (3-0-3)
  IT 201Information Design Techniques (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: (16 credits) hum102,{hum211|hum212|hist213},math105,eng352,{PE;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1},eps202
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  Math 105Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
  Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3)
  PE (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
  EPS 202Society, Technology, and the Environment (3-0-3)
Summer I: (6 credits) econ201,{Phys Sci;Physical Science}
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  Phys Sci (Physical Science) 
SECOND YEAR:

1st Semester: (15 credits)

eng333,eng302,eng353,{Elective;HSS Elective},eng339
  Eng 333Cybertext (3-0-3)
  Eng 302Communication Theory (3-0-3)
  Eng 353Composing Documents for Print (3-0-3)
  Elective (HSS Elective) 
  Eng 339Practical Journalism (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: (17 credits) mgmt390,eng340,eng354,hist345,com303
  Mgmt 390Principles of Management (3-0-3)
  Eng 340Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
  Eng 354Composing Documents for the Web (3-0-3)
  Hist 345Communication through the Ages (3-0-3)
  COM 303Video Narrative (3-0-3)
Summer II: (6 credits) {Elective;HSS elective},{Elective;Concentration Elective-Law Policy}
  Elective (HSS elective) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective-Law Policy) 
THIRD YEAR:

1st Semester: (15 credits)

{Elective;Track Option},{Elective;Track Option},{Elective; PTC Elective},{Elective;Concentration Elective- Law Policy},{Elective;Concentration Elective- Law Policy}
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Elective ( PTC Electiv) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective- Law Policy) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective- Law Policy) 
2nd Semester: (15 credits) eng496,{HSS Cap;HSS Honors Capstone},{Elective;Track Option}[p1],{Elective;Track Option},{Elective;Concentration Elective-Law /Policy},{lit350|lit355|lit360|lit365}
  Eng 496Senior Project-Communication and Media (3-0-3)
  HSS Cap (HSS Honors Capstone) 
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Elective (Track Option) 
  Elective (Concentration Elective-Law /Policy) 
 LIT 350Fiction (3-0-3) or
 LIT 355Poetry (3-0-3) or
 LIT 360Drama (3-0-3) or
 LIT 365Non-Fiction (3-0-3)
Summer III:

No courses required.

The Three year undergraduate component contains only 107 credits but assumes acceptance into a law school program-the first year of law school replaces the credits of the fourth year of the undergraduate major.

 
 
 


Catalog and curricula information approved by the relevant academic department.