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American Media Studies Module (Sample Coursework)

Media Studies Program

Fall Semester

297. COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
4 hours credit
Introduction to common communication research methods, including: literature reviews, surveys, experiments, content change analysis, rhetorical criticism, ethnography, interviews and
focus groups. Students learn essential research and writing skills through projects created in areas of interest such as relationships, business, media, or advertising/public relations.

Spring Semester
Choose any two courses below. Not all courses are available each year.

300. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
4 hours credit
Study of correctable communication problems caused by cultural differences. Analysis of roblems from communication and cultural perspectives. Emphasis on ways to avoid and correct such problems.

304. COMMUNICATION, GENDER AND CULTURE
4 hours credit
Explores the relationships among communication, gender and culture. Illuminates the pivotal role of communication in sustaining and altering existing gender and cultural patterns.

332. MEDIA CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS
4 hours credit
Development of critical viewing skills through analysis of program conventions, genres and media aesthetics, and through intensive writing.

334. THE MASS MEDIA IN SOCIETY
4 hours credit
Critical study of the persuasive elements generated through the mass media, and the resulting influence the media exert upon society.