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Curriculum


The Master of Arts in Global Media and Communication Studies is a two-year program. It requires the completion of 36 Semester Hours of class work, including an internship, tutorial, and thesis.

 

Core Curriculum:

GMCS/GLDP 501 Graduate Seminar in Research Methods 3
GMCS 511 Communication Theories 3
GMCS 562 Media Communication Law 3
GMCS 591 Internship 3
GMCS 598 Tutorial 3
GMCS 599 Thesis or Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) 3

Total: 18 Credits

Students who enter the program are expected to have done at least one year of college foreign language study or they need to pass a language competency exam. Students who have not studied a foreign language must do such study in order to graduate.

Domestic students must do the internship in a country where the foreign language that they have studied is spoken. This may be done over two summers if necessary. Non-US students who speak another global language beside English may do their internship either locally or overseas.

Students may choose between one of two concentrations: Global Communication and New Media Communication.

Selected Courses for the Global Communication Track:

Take four from the following :

GMCS/GLPD 529 Advanced Intercultural communication 3
GMCS 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3
GMCS 535 International Advertising and Public Relations 3
GMCS/GLDP 543 Communication and National Development (required) 3
GMCS 555 News Media and International Journalism 3
GMCS 557 Political Communication and Public Diplomacy 3
GLDP 522 International Conflict and Negotiation 3
MGMT 539 International Issues 3
MKTG 550 Global Market Management 3
Take two additional courses outside the Global Communication Track 6

 

Total courses in the concentration: 12

Selected Courses for the New Media Communication Track:

Take four from the following:

GMCS/GLPD 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3
GMCS 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3
GMCS/GLDP 543 Communication and National Development 3
GMCS 546 New Media and Information Management (required) 3
GMCS 552 Advanced Web Publishing and Design 3
GMCS 572 Advanced Multimedia 3
DM 410 Design Management I 3
DM 411 Design Management II 3
Take two additional courses outside the New Media Communication Track 6
Total courses in the concentration: 12

Total Semester Hours 36