Wayne State University

Studies Track

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Freshman year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1010 (OC)Oral Comm.: Basic Speech 3
ENG 1010 or Basic Writing or  
ENG 1020* (BC) Basic Composition 3
MAT 0900 or Essentials of Math or  
MAT 1000* (MC) Math in Today’s World 3
XXX 1010** Foreign Language 4
    13
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1500 Survey of Mass Communication 3
COM 1600 Intro Audio-TV-Film Production 3
* (MC) MAT 1000 or elective 3
* (BC) ENG1020 or elective 3
XXX 1020 Foreign Language 4
    16

Sophomore year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2210 Media Writing & Storytelling 3
COM 2110 (CT) Argumentation & Debate 3
*** (LS) Life Science 4
  (FC) Foreign Culture 3
  Elective 2
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2010 (VP) Intro to Film 4
*** (PS) Physical Science 4
  Elective 3
  Elective 4
    15

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2020 History of Film 3
  (IC) Intermediate Composition 3
  (HS) Historical Studies 3
COM Media Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 3010 (WI) Media Analysis and Criticism 3
COM 5010 History of Television & Radio 3
  (AI)American Institutions 3
COM Media Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5060 Documentary & Non-Fiction Film 3
COM Media Elective 3
  (SS)Basic Social Science 3
  Elective 4
  Elective 3
    16
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5510 Mass Communication & Society 3
COM Media Elective 3
  (PL) Philosophy & Letters 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15

*Placement into ENG 1010 or 1020 and MAT 0900 or 1000 is based on ACT
** Students have a choice of 16 different foreign languages (see general education requirements)
***Students must take a lab with either the Physical Science or the Life Science requirement