Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
BECA 200 Introduction to Electronic Communication 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
BECA 340 Media Aesthetics I 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
BECA 300GW Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Research - GWAR 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3
Complementary Studies – Take Two 4 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
Core Foundation Area – Audio and Video Production – Select One 5 4
Audio Production I
and Audio Laboratory
 
Video Production
and Video Laboratory
 
Major Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units total) 6 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take 2 6
 Units16
Sixth Semester
Core Foundation Area – Mass Communication Theory and Criticism – Select One 3
Critical Study of Popular Culture  
The Age of Information  
Social Aspects of Electronic Media  
Core Foundation Area – Regulatory, Economic, and Ethical Perspectives – Select One 3
Law and Regulation of the Electronic Media  
Economic Aspects of Broadcasting and Electronic Media  
Introduction to News on Broadcast and Electronic Media  
Major Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units total) – Take 2 6
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Core Foundation Area – Writing and Performance for Electronic Media – Select One 3
Media Performance I
or Writing for the Electronic Media
 
Major Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units total) – Take 2 6
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Major Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units total) – Take 2 6
Core Foundation Area – Select one from any area 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-121
1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3

4

Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of Complementary Studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Students earning Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science degrees do not have to complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Details about Complementary Studies can be found in the Bulletin description for each B.A. degree. Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. These students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

5

Units selected from the following areas. At least one course or course sequence must be taken in each of the four areas, plus one additional course from any of the four areas.

Audio and Video Production:

BECA 230 & BECA 231 or BECA 240 & BECA 241

Regulatory, Economic, and Ethical Perspectives

BECA 324 or BECA 423 or BECA 460

Mass Communication Theory and Criticism

BECA 321 or BECA 390 or BECA 422

Writing and Performance for Electronic Media

BECA 350 or BECA 370

Include a culminating experience course from the following options: BECA 415, BECA 425, BECA 428, BECA 470, BECA 530, BECA 535, BECA 593, BECA 647, BECA 660

6

Chosen from courses in BECA or other departments with approval of a BECA faculty advisor – See Bulletin.