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Specialization in Media Law and Ethics (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements MDAS20


The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media Law and Ethics. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-H 300 Honors Media Law in the Digital Age
    • MSCH-H 410 Honors Media as Social Institutions
    • MSCH-J 300 Communications Law
    • MSCH-J 407 Current Issues in Media Law
    • MSCH-J 410 The Media as Ethical and Social Institutions
    • MSCH-L 317 Media Ethics and Professional Responsibility
    • MSCH-L 322 Media Policymaking
    • MSCH-L 424 Media and the Constitution
    • MSCH-M 332 Media Law for Producers
    • MSCH-M 453 Media Industry Topics (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-T 427 International Media Networks
    • MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  2. Specialization GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Specialization Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.