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Media Studies

If you’re looking for a major that’s powerful, interactive, and relevant to the way the world works today, look no further than Media Studies. Media shapes our lives—from the tweet you sent a few minutes ago, to the ad you heard on Pandora, to the news program you’ll be watching later tonight.

What You'll Learn

With a major in Media Studies, you’ll understand how media is produced, consumed, and regulated. You’ll work in a variety of mediated environments:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Internet-based technologies
  • Strategic communication (public relations)
  • Advertising
  • Promotions
  • Film
  • Media sales

 

What's Next?

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Major Requirements

Prerequisites
6 Credit Hours
ENG
152
Research Topics in College Writing
COM
101
Speech Communication
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Core Requirements
12 Credit Hours
COM
208
Introduction to Media
COM
213
Media Literacy
COM
420
Media Law
COM
362
Media Ethics
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Major Requirements
18 Credit Hours
COM
235
Principles of Media Studies
COM
218
Visual Culture
COM
320
Writing Criticism for Media Studies
COM
334
Gender, Race, Class and the Media
COM
335
Television and Contemporary Society
COM
435
Senior Seminar in Media Studies
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Elective Course (Choose one)
3 Credit Hours
COM
216
Film History
ART
367
History of Photography
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Elective Course (Choose one)
3 Credit Hours
COM
338
Propaganda in a “Free Society"
COM
316
Film and Genre
COM
337
National Film Movements
ENG
345
Film Literature
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Elective Course (Choose one)
3 Credit Hours
COM
401
Media Aesthetics
COM
431
Videogaming
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Elective Courses (Choose four)
12 Credit Hours
ART
366
European Modernism, 1907-1940
COM
481-483
Communication Internship
HIS
336
The History of Rock and Roll
MAT
223
Statistics
PHI
360
Philosophy Through TV and Film
REL
335
Religion and Film
THA
209
History of American Film I
Any other COM class not required for major
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
15 Credit Hours
COM
208
Introduction to Media
COM
213
Media Literacy
COM
235
Principles of Media Studies
COM
320
Writing Media Studies Criticism
COM
362
Media Ethics
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Elective Course (Choose two)
6 Credit Hours
COM
216
Film History
COM
316
Film and Genre
COM
334
Gender, Race, Class and the Media
COM
335
Television and Contemporary Society
COM
338
Propaganda in a “Free Society"
COM
337
National Film Movements
COM
401
Media Aesthetics
COM
431
Videogaming
ENG
345
Film Literature
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