Specialization in Global Media (Bachelor of Arts in Media) (MDAS12)The Media School
The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
- Global Media. Three (3) courses from the following:
- Historical survey of major national cinemas. Subject varies. Topics include Brazilian cinema, British cinema, Chinese cinema, French National cinema, German film culture, Indian cinema, and Italian cinema. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 398 and MSCH-F 398. (3 credit hours.)
- Electronic media's role in altering perceptions of time, space, locality, and identity. Explores changing economic, political, and cultural relations in the global media environment. Topic varies and may include global media events, transborder information flows, cultural differences in media forms and practices. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 413 and MSCH-F 413. (3 credit hours.)
- P: Junior/senior standing; or consent of instructor. Structure and function of international communication systems and barrier to flow of information among nations. Emphasis on gathering and disseminating information around the world. Study of the major newspapers of the world, international news agencies, and international broadcasting and satellite networks. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 448 or MSCH-J 448. (3 credit hours.)
- (approved topics only; see academic advisor) P: Junior or senior standing. Topical seminar dealing with changing subjects and materials from term to term. May be repeated for credit with different topics in JOUR-J 460 and MSCH-J 460. (1–4 credit hours.)
- P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Advanced study of media from a global perspective focusing on particulars, trends, or issues. Topics vary. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 413 or TEL-T 413. (3 credit hours.)
- P: MSCH-C 101. A comparative study of the development of broadband networks in different parts of the world. The interaction between national telecommunications policies and international arrangements, institutions, and structures. Credit given for only one of MSCH-T 427 or TEL-T 427. (3 credit hours.)
- (approved topics only; see academic advisor) P: Application required. Consent of department. Topical course integrating classroom and field experience. Includes 10-day field experience during or after term offered. Field experience will change based on topic. May be repeated for credit with different topics in JOUR-J 418, MSCH-J 418, and MSCH-X 478. (4 credit hours.)
- (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Advanced topics in the study of culture and governance. The focus is on relationships of power and authority, including how governments, markets, and international organizations deploy or use culture, and how people turn to cultural resources to resist attempts to govern them and/or to assert their own political aims. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 12 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
- GPA, Minimum Grade, and Other Requirements. Each of the following:
- Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
- 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.
- Exceptions to specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.