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Sam Houston State University (Department of Mass Communication)

The Department of Mass Communication offers a comprehensive blend of courses that lead to the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication in five emphasis areas: broadcast journalism, print journalism, public relations, broadcast production, and media sales and management.

The program prepares students for media production and reporting, media-related decision making, audience assessment, mass communication theory, and other professional development areas. Our department curriculum introduces our students to each of the five emphasis areas during their first year in the mass communication program. During the remaining three years, classes are offered that include digital audio and video editing, newspaper-style writing, research techniques, communication law, media marketing, scriptwriting, global communication and broadcast journalism. Students with a major or minor in the department will have the opportunity to work with departmental media: KSHU FM, KSHU TV-7, The Houstonian newspaper, or the Alcalde yearbook as part of their college experience.

he mission of the Department of Mass Communication is to acquire, synthesize and disseminate knowledge related to print, broadcast and other forms of electronic communication for the purpose of producing media literate, socially aware, professionally competent graduates.

Program emphasis is on the preparation of ethical and technologically proficient communication professionals who are capable of making a positive impact on their environment and on society. Our graduates will acquire the skills for today’s media marketplace and also develop the broader, theoretical background.

School name:Sam Houston State UniversityDepartment of Mass Communication
Address:SHSU Box 2207
Zip & city:TX 77341 Texas
Phone:(936) 294-1341

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