Communication Media and Culture Concentration
Department of Communication
College of Liberal Arts
Neff Hall 230 - 260-481-6825
With a concentration in Media and Culture, students will learn both the history and practices of media, meaning-making, and media industries from local to global levels. Students will develop understanding, insights, and practical skills necessary to an expanding and changing job market. This broad base integrates a variety of contexts including professional as well as advanced academic work. The minor that the students choose to pair with this concentration will be particularly important to help the student build specific skills in media analysis, media production, writing for mass media, public relations, new media, audience research, and other careers within the media industries.
Suggested Minors: Media production, journalism, public relations, political science, peace and conflict certificate, international studies certificate, and women’s studies.
Student Learning Outcomes for the Media and Culture Concentration:
Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:
- Identify and analyze both the history and practice of media industries
- Identify and analyze relations between media, culture, and society
- Apply theoretical concepts to critically analyze media content(s) and their relationships to audiences
- Identify and analyze the form, structure, and techniques of mediated messages and consider how they function across local/global contexts
- Apply the skills and knowledge gained from this concentration to their chosen minor
Communication (Media and Culture) 4-Year Plan:
- A grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the concentration and an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher.
- COM 32300 is not available for credit toward any Communication major, minor or concentration.
To earn the B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Media and Culture, students must fulfill the General Requirements and Communication core requirements as outlined in Program Description of the Communication B.A. program in this catalog, and the following concentration requirements:
Media and Culture Core: Credits 15
Supporting Courses: Credits 9
- Choose 3 courses from the following list:
Concentration Total: Credits 24
You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.