Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
 
Media Studies Undergraduate Program 

The Media Studies program offers:

      • BA in Media and Communication
      • Minor in Media and Communication
      • Minor in Film and Visual Culture

BA in Media and Communication

The BA in Media and Communication offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum based in both the liberal arts and social sciences, and prepares students to engage with the complexity of contemporary media. The program offers a regional and global perspective, focusing on the role of media in Arab society. Students learn systematic and critical modes of inquiry into the nature, processes and consequences of media in both historical and emerging contexts.  Students also develop relevant practical skills, coupled with critical, ethical and political perspectives on contemporary social and cultural landscapes.

Transfer to Media and Communication from other departments within FAS is competitive and requires approval by the media studies program. Students will be considered for transfer to Media and Communication if they obtain an average grade of 70 or more in MCOM 201 or 202, and a grade of 70 or more in ENGL 203. If they have taken any additional MCOM courses, the average of all MCOM courses must be 70 or more. If they have taken ENGL 204, their average in ENGL 203 and 204 must be 70 or more.
 
The university General Education requirements are: English Communication Skills (6cr), Arabic Communication Skills (3cr), Humanities (12cr) including 3 credits from CVSP sequence I courses and 3 credits from CVSP sequence II courses, Natural Sciences (6cr), Quantitative Thought (3cr), and Social Sciences (6cr) of which at least one social sciences course must be from outside the major. 

Revisions to this program will be announced here shortly. This new program only applies to students beginning in Fall 2016, and previous students who submit a formal request to opt in.

New MCOM Course Numbering, Pre/co-requisites, & Frequency
New Title Old Number Pre-requisite
201 Introduction to Media Studies 201 ENG 203 pre/coreq
202 Communication theory 221 None
203 Arab Media and Society 220 MCOM 201, 202 or instructor permission
204 From Telegraph to Twitter: Media History 263 MCOM 201
205 Interpersonal Communication 204 None
210 Research Methods in Media Studies 210 None
215 Media Law and Ethics 211 None
216 Public Opinion 250 None
217 Political Communication Campaigns 251 MCOM 202 or instructor permission
218 Media Activism for Social Change 252 None
219 Media Depictions of Society 262 MCOM 201
220 Popular Culture None
221 War and Media None
222 Introduction to Visual Culture Studies None
223 On TV Junior standing or instructor permission
224 Palestine Film & Media Junior standing or instructor permission
240 News Reporting and Writing 203 None
241 Digital and Media Literacy 202 None
242 Public Relations 230 MCOM 201
243 Advertising 231 MCOM 201
244 Specialized News Reporting and Writing 240 MCOM 240 or instructor permission
245 Broadcast Media 241 MCOM 240 or instructor permission
246 Digital and Multimedia News 242 MCOM 240 or instructor permission
247 Trauma journalism 243 MCOM 240 or instructor permission
248 Data Journalism 244 MCOM 240 or instructor permission
260 Senior Seminar in Arab Media 260 Senior Standing
290 Special Topics Seminar 290
291 Special Topics (Humanities) 291
292 Special Topics (Social Science) 292
294 Media Brownbag 295A
295B-Z Media Labs 295B-Z
296 Internship 296 3 credits from List B, 294, junior standing, instructor permission
299 Directed Study 299

Minor in Media and Communication 

Three core courses (MCOM 201, MCOM 202, MCOM 203) and any two MCOM electives.

Minor in film and visual culture  

Two core courses: ENGL 219 Film as Text and MCOM 222 Intro to Visual Culture Studies, two electives from the following: ENGL 241A, ENGL257 (A….Z), MCOM219, MCOM220, MCOM221, SOAN236, SOAN250, or other classes/special topics courses approved by the coordinator of the minor program; one elective from the following: ENGL 239, ENGL 254A, MCOM 245, MCOM 246 or special topics courses approved by the coordinator of the minor program; and one lab from the following: MCOM295C, MCOM 295E or other labs that may be offered with permission of the minor coordinator.

 
 
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