Wayne State University

Sample 4 Year Plan of Work

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Freshman year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1010 Basic Speech (OC) 3
ENG 1010 or Basic Writing or  
ENG 1020* Intro College Writing (BC)  3
# (QE) Quantitative Experience  3
COM 2010 Intro to Film (CI) 4
  Elective 2
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1600 Intro Audio/TV/Film Production  3
COM 2210 Media Writing and Storytelling 3
* (BC) ENG 1020 or elective 3
# (SI) Social Inquiry 3
# (CIV) Civic Literacy 3
     
    15

Sophomore year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 3380 Video Field Prod and Editing 3
COM 2020  History of Film 3
# (ICN) Intermediate Composition  3
XXX 1010 Foreign Language % 4
  Elective 2
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1610 Fundamentals of New Media Prod. 3
COM XXXX  Film Elective 3
XXX 1020 Foreign Language % 4
^ (NSI) Natural Science Inquiry 4
  Elective  3
    17

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5270 Screenwriting 4
COM XXXX  Film Elective 3
# (GL) Global Learning  3
  Elective 4
     
    14
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5400 Techniques of Film Production  4
COM XXXX Film Elective 4
# (DEI) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion 3
  Elective 3
     
    14

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5410 Producer's Workshop  3
COM 5540  Film and Media Theory  3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5440  Film Production  4
^ (NSI) Natural Science Inquiry   3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 2
    15

 

*Placement into ENG 1010 or 1020 is based on ACT/SAT scores
# Students have a choice of several courses in each general education category (see advisor for more information)
% Students have a choice of 16 different foreign languages (see general education requirements)
^ Students must take a lab with at least one of their Natural Science Inquiries (see general education requirements)