The undergraduate degree is a liberal arts oriented degree program which allows students to concentrate, via elective course selection, in any of the three areas of study offered within the department:

Communication (CMTC), Theatre (CMTT), and Media (CMTM).

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements


Major in Communication, Media and Theatre for the Bachelor of Arts Degree (39 credit hours)

Required Courses
CMTC-101Public Speaking3
CMTC-305Writing Intensive Program: Writing In Communication, Media & Theatre3
CMTT-339Advanced Theatre Practicum3
or CMTT-239 Theatre Practicum
One CMT-C (Communication) 200-level course3
One CMT-M (Media) 200-level course3
One CMT-T (Theatre) 200-level course3
Six Electives in Communication, Media, and Theatre (300-Level Courses)18
One Elective in Communication, Media and Theatre (Any Level)3
Total Hours39

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
100-Level CMT Elective3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
CMTC-101Public Speaking3
100-Level CMT Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
200-Level Communication (CMTC) Course3
200-Level Media (CMTM) Course3
General Education3
General Education3
General Education3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
200-Level Theatre (CMTT) Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
CMTC-305Writing Intensive Program: Writing In Communication, Media Theatre3
300-Level CMT Elective3
300-Level CMT Elective3
CMT Elective3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
CMTT-339Advanced Theatre Practicum3
300-Level CMT Elective3
300-Level Elective3
300-Level Elective/Minor3
300-Level Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
300-Level CMT Elective3
300-Level CMT Elective3
300-Level Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
300-Level CMT Elective3
300-Level Elective3
300-Level Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120