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MA in International Media Degree and Course Requirements

 

Requests for the transfer of a maximum of six graduate credits will be considered only on an exceptional basis.

  • Capstone Report: 3 to 5 page report discussing the importance of the capstone project to the field of International Media.
  • Demonstration of research and writing skills through completion of the research/capstone requirement courses with grades of B or better.
  • Proficiency in a modern foreign language.

Research competence in English and another language relevant to the student's career objectives must be certified.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

CORE (12 CREDIT HOURS)

  • COMM-648 Topics in International Media (3)
  • SIS-640 International Communication (3)
  • SIS-645 International and Comparative Communication Policy (3)

one of the following:

  • COMM-640 Principles of Strategic Communication (3)
  • SIS-628 Advanced Topics in International Communication:
  • Global Knowledge Economy (3)
  • SIS-644 Communication and Social Economic Development (3)
  • SIS-645 Communication and Social Economic Development (3)

Students who take COMM-640 Principles of Strategic Communication for the core must take either SIS-628 Advanced Topics in International Communication: Global Knowledge Economy or SIS-644 Communication and Social Economic Development as an elective.

PROFESSIONAL (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • COMM-688 Media Writing (3)
  • COMM-638 Production Practicum (1-3)

METHODS (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics & Methods (3)
  • COMM-738 Research for Strategic Communication (3)

RESEARCH/CAPSTONE REQUIREMENT (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • 6 credit hours from one of the following:

For SOC students:

  • COMM-795 Capstone Seminar in International Media and
  • COMM-691 Internship

For SIS students:

  • SIS-795 Master’s Research Requirement (3) and SIS-793 Practicum in International Affairs (3) or
  • SIS-795 Master’s Research Requirement (6)

ELECTIVES AND CONCENTRATION (15 CREDIT HOURS)

  • 6 credit hours from one of the following concentrations (IC or SOC):

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (IC) (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • SIS-628 Advanced Topics in International Communication (1-3) (approved topics)
  • SIS-633 International Communication Skills Institutes (1-3) (up to 3 credit hours of approved topics)
  • Approved electives in other SIS fields related to Intenational Communication

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION (SOC) (6 CREDIT HOURS)

SOC electives (6 credits) may include:

Theoretical 

COMM-504 Journalism Ethics

COMM-509 Politics and the Media

COMM-511 History of Documentary

COMM-512 Social Documentary

COMM-514 Censorship and Media

COMM-516 Topics in Film and Media Arts (as approved by program director)

COMM-517 History of Cross-Cultural Cinema

COMM-527 History of Photography

COMM-531 Political Communication

COMM-533 Ethical Persuasion

COMM-535 Special Topics in News Media

COMM-539 International Public Communication

COMM-541 Crisis Communication

COMM-542 Media Relations  

COMM-546 Foreign Policy and the Press

COMM-548 Global Journalism

COMM-601 Communication Law

COMM-711 Teaching Seminar in Communication

COMM-735 Communication Theory

Professional 

COMM-502 In-Depth Journalism

COMM-521 Opinion Writing

COMM-522 Writing for Convergent Media

COMM-524 Producing Environmental and Wildlife Films

COMM-540 Social Marketing

COMM-543 Speechwriting

COMM-544 Foreign Correspondence

COMM-551 Internet Advocacy Communication

COMM-552 Social Media Strategies & Tactics

COMM-567 Communication and Social Change

COMM-573 Visual Strategies in Public Relations

COMM-588 Race, Ethnic & Community Reporting

COMM-630 Principles of Photography

COMM-631 Film and Video Production I

COMM-632 Backpack Video Journalism

COMM-635 Introduction to Studio Television

COMM-644 Writing for Strategic Communication

COMM-650 Digital Imaging

COMM-652 Web Studio

International Communication (IC) (6 credits): 

SIS 628 Advanced Topics in International Communication (1- 3) (approved topics)
SIS 633 International Communication Skills Institutes (1 - 3) (up to 3 credit hours of approved topics) 

3 Additional Credit Hours in approved elective courses

NOTE: Degree will be awarded by the school in which student has successfully completed 24 credits. Students may take no more than 24 credits in either SIS or SOC to fulfill degree requirements.    

Post-Capstone Paper: 3 to 5 page report discussing the importance of the capstone project to the field of International Media.  

Foreign Language Requirement: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a modern foreign language.