Broadcasting Course Listings

A major and a minor in broadcasting are available.

Major in broadcasting

45 credit hours

  • Comm 190, Introduction to Radio 1
  • Comm 195, Introduction to TV News 1
  • Comm 200, Communication Practice 2
  • Comm 202, Oral Communication3
  • Comm 204, Expository Writing 3
  • Comm 212, Digital Media Production 3
  • Comm 240, Communication Research 3
  • Comm 250, Writing for Media 3
  • Comm 260, Broadcast Writing 3
  • Comm 270, Media Law and Ethics 3
  • Comm 290, Radio Operations 1
  • Comm 312, Advanced Digital Media Production 3
  • Comm 360, Broadcasting for the Public Good 3
  • Comm 383, Communication and Society 3
  • Comm 409, Internship 4
  • Comm 410, Senior Seminar 3
  • Additional course(s): 3
    • Comm 294, Advanced DM Methods: Pre-production
    • Comm 296, Advanced DM Methods: Production
    • Comm 298, Advanced DM Methods: Post-production
    • Comm 314, Advanced Digital Media Immersion
    • Comm 324, Principles of Public Relations
    • Comm 326, Creating for the Web
    • Comm 386, Film
    • Comm 412, Special Project
    • Thea 235, Power of Story
    • Thea 320, Expressive Voice
  • At least four semesters participation in WGCS and/or GCTV NC

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in broadcasting will:

  1. Comprehend a core of knowledge in the field.
  2. Create a diverse portfolio that reflects multimedia storytelling.
  3. Demonstrate a set of professional skills and competencies in their practice of broadcasting.
  4. Serve the college and broader public through co-curricular media involvement.
  5. Demonstrate competence in securing and completing two or more internships.
  6. Report that courses and other collegiate training prepared them for a position in broadcasting or a related career.
  7. Integrate Christian values, professional conduct and a global perspective.

Planning guide for broadcasting majors

First year Goshen Core
Communication Research
100-299 level courses in major
Second year Goshen Core
Media Law and Ethics
Expository Writing
Other courses in major
SST
Third year Goshen Core
Communication and Society
Courses in major
Fourth year Balance of Goshen Core
Balance of major
Internships
Senior Seminar

Planning and advising notes for broadcasting majors

Comm 200, Communication Practice should be with a co-curricular closely related to the area of concentration. The Comm 409, Internship should be in the student’s area of concentration. The broadcasting, journalism and public relations majors require two internships: one for three credit hours and a second for one credit hour. A portfolio or its equivalent is required for graduation.

All Communication department majors and minors must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses required for their major and/or minor. Failure to attain this level of achievement requires the student to either repeat the course (for specific requirements) or take an additional course (an option for elective courses) and achieve a grade of C- or higher.

A maximum of 45 credit hours in communication courses may be applied to a degree. Also, no more than 12 credit hours in experiential learning (Comm 200, 209, 409 or 412) may be applied.

Minor in broadcasting

18 credit hours

  • Comm 212, Digital Media Production 3
  • Comm 260, Broadcast Writing 3
  • Comm 360, Broadcasting for the Public Good 3
  • Comm 409, Internship 3
  • Courses selected from the following, at least 2 credit hours upper level (300 and above): 6
    • Comm 190, Introduction to Radio
    • Comm 195, Introduction to TV News
    • Comm 202, Oral Communication
    • Comm 204, Expository Writing
    • Comm 240, Communication Research
    • Comm 250, Writing for Media
    • Comm 270, Media Law and Ethics
    • Comm 290, Radio Operations
    • Comm 312, Advanced Digital Media Production
    • Comm 383, Communication and Society