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 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) 4 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) 4 3
Complementary Studies – Take Two 5 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
Core Foundation Area – Audio and Video Production – Select One 6 4
Audio Production I
and Audio Laboratory
 
Video Production
and Video Laboratory
 
Major Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units total) 7 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 Two 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 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 Two 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 Electronic Media
 
Major Electives in an Area of Emphasis (20 units total) – Take Two 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 Two 6
Core Foundation Area – Select one from any area 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-121