Film and Media Studies Option
The Option in Media Studies enables students to explore media history, theory, criticism, and production in relation to a variety of media forms, including film, television, and emerging technologies. Students learn to effectively analyze, create, and understand the effects of media offerings of all kinds. They are also introduced, through regular course topics and screenings, to a wide range of noteworthy media offerings that have been created and disseminated in various historical eras, including both early and contemporary films, television programs, print and online artifacts, and video games. This course of study is recommended for students who plan careers or graduate study in the fields of advertising, broadcast journalism, film, marketing, media studies, media writing, online communication, print journalism, public relations, television, and related areas.
|Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.|
|CM 2000||Studies in Communication and Media (TECO)||4|
|CM 2770||Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (TECO)||3|
|CM 3480||Global Perspectives in the Media (GACO)||3|
|CM 3500||Media Effects||3|
|CM 3640||Communication Theory (WRCO)||3|
|CM 3650||Communication Research Methods (QRCO)||3|
|CM 4900||Senior Seminar||3|
|Societal Contexts - complete one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Study - complete 15 credits from the following||15|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Foreign Language (GACO)||8|
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.