Recommended electives

Taking an elective class is always a great way to learn more, especially if it's about something new and different. Below are recommended mass communication electives for students in specific concentrations that require them. See course descriptions in the VCU Bulletin.

Creative Advertising (6 credits required)

MASC 151 Global Communications
MASC 210 Public Relations
MASC 251 Global Health and Social Media
MASC 290 Ethical Problems in Mass Media
MASC 291 Topics in Communications
MASC 317 Visual Acuteness(seats permitting and prerequisite of MASC 300)
MASC 361 History and Development of Journalism
MASC 393 Creativity for TV (prerequisite of MASC 380)
MASC 397 Ubiquity
MASC 398 Awareness (seats permitting)
MASC 399 Empathy (seats permitting)
MASC 467 Non-Profit Project Development (aka CreateAthon)
MASC 474 Diversity in the Media
MASC 485 Website Design
MASC 491 Topics in Communications
MASC 492 Independent Study
MASC 493 Fieldwork
MASC 591 Topics in Mass Communications

Strategic Advertising (9 credits required)

MASC 151 Global Communications
MASC 210 Public Relations
MASC 251 Global Health and Social Media
MASC 290 Ethical Problems in Mass Media
MASC 291 Topics in Communications
MASC 300 Technical Prowess
MASC 317 Visual Acuteness (seats permitting and prerequisite of MASC 300)
MASC 361 History and Development of Journalism
MASC 392 Perspicuousness (seats permitting)
MASC 393 Creativity for TV (prerequisite of MASC 380)
MASC 394 Imagination (seats permitting and prerequisite of MASC 300)
MASC 397 Ubiquity
MASC 467 Non-Profit Project Development aka CreateAthon
MASC 474 Diversity in the Media
MASC 485 Website Design (prerequisite of MASC 300)
MASC 491 Topics in Communications
MASC 492 Independent Study
MASC 493 Fieldwork (3 credits already required; can take for an additional 3 credits)
MASC 591 Topics in Mass Communications

Broadcast Journalism (3 credits required)

MASC 151 Global Communications
MASC 210 Public Relations
MASC 291 Topics in Communications
MASC 301 Graphics for Journalism (seats permitting)
MASC 380 History of Advertising
MASC 467 Nonprofit Project Development
MASC 474 Diversity in the Media
MASC 491 Topics in Communications
MASC 493 Fieldwork (3 credits already required; can take for an additional 3 credits)
MASC 466 Television Studio Production (only 1 credit)
MASC 492 Independent Study
MASC 591 Topics in Mass Communications

Public Relations (6 credits required)

MASC 151 Global Communications
MASC 201 Curiousness
MASC 291 Topics in Communications
MASC 361 History and Development of Journalism
MASC 380 History of Advertising
MASC 423 Tourism and Hospitality Public Relations
MASC 424 Sports and Entertainment Public Relations
MASC 433 Special Events
MASC 438 Organizational Communications
MASC 467 Nonprofit Project Development
MASC 474 Diversity in the Media
MASC 485 Web Site Design
MASC 488 Strategic Communication of Health and Medical Issues
MASC 491 Topics in Communications
MASC 493 Fieldwork (3 credits already required; can take for an additional 3 credits)
MASC 591 Topics in Mass Communications