Undergrad Catalog 2010


Entertainment Industry Studies (B.A. or B.S.)

Entertainment Industry Studies (EIS)
The EIS program is a liberal arts oriented broad study of the diversity and interaction between society and entertainment-driven art, commerce, and technology.  Students of the EIS program complete either the B.S. or B.A. curriculum with a major in entertainment industry studies and a minor in a career related discipline.  Included in the EIS major are specialized courses in entertainment development and distribution, economics, law & licensing, and studies in creative, performance, production, writing, and mass media drawn from select liberal arts courses.

Entertainment Industry Studies (B.A. or B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements (B.A. or B.S.)     58
General Education Technical Requirement      
MDS 1500, Mass Media and Society (3) Hours count in Gen Ed. 0    
Major Requirement     31
EIS 1220, The Entertainment Industry 3    
EIS 2310, Entertainment Industry Economics 3    
EIS 2350, Creative Entertainment Technology 3    
MBU 2520, Intellectual Properties 3    
Choose one Sociology Course from the following:
     SOC 2010, Cultural Theory
     SOC 3120, Sociology of Music
     SOC 3140, Sociology of Film
     SOC 3650, Popular Culture
     SOC 3100, Politics of Knowledge
     SOC 3550, The Urban Community
3    
EIS 3840, Entertainment Distribution and Promotion 3    
EIS 4000, Seminar (cross-listed with MBU 4000) 0    
EIS 4360, Entertainment Law & Licensing 3    
EIS 4015, Senior Capstone 1    
EIS 4950, Exit Exam 0    
EIS Electives (3000 or above) 9    
EIS Diversity Convergence Requirement Hours
Take a total of 12 credit hours -- Choose courses from at least two (2) of the three (3) areas below (may not include courses from within the major or minor area of study).
Note: courses/credit hours from this selection, applied in the EIS major may not also be counted in the General Educaion Core.
    12
Literary and Aesthetic Studies      
ART 2000; DAN 2000; MUH 2000; TDR 2000 (3)      
All ENL courses, 2000-level and above, except seminars specific to the English major (3)      
All MUH courses 1200 and above (3)      
ART 2800 and ART 2810 (6)      
Any ART History Seminar      
TDR 3510, 3520, 3530 (3)      
REL 3380, Faith and Beauty (3)      
REL 3480, Theology and the Arts (3)      
Creative Arts      
Studio Art courses (ART) appropriate to students level (3)      
Theatre performance or production courses (TDR) appropriate to students level (3)      
All ENW courses, 2410 and above, excluding seminars specific to the English major (3)      
Courses in Performance Studies in Music (MUN, MA_, MB_, MF_) appropriate to students level (3)      
All DAN courses excluding DAN 2000 (1-2)      
MUC 2160, Commercial Song Writing (3)      
MUC 3400, Composing Music for Media (3)      
Entertainment and Society      
SOC 2100, Cultural Theory (3)      
SOC 3100, Politics of Knowledge (3)      
SOC 3120, Sociology of Music (3)      
SOC 3140, Sociology of Film (3)      
SOC 3210, Men, Masculinity, and Media (3)       
SOC 3550, The Urban Community (3)      
SOC 3650, Popular Culture (3)      
PHI 3200, Philosophy of Film (3)      
PSC 3230, American Democracy and Popular FIlm (3)      
PSC 3240, Politics and Mass Media (3)      
HIS 3350, American Baseball History (3)      
HIS 4380, History of American Sports (3)      
MDS 3200, New Media and Culture (3)      
MBU 2130, History of the Recording Business (3)      
REL 3550, Faith and Popular Culture (3)      
Minor     18-24
Free Electives     9
Total     128