MaconCatalog : College of Liberal Arts and Sciences : ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS : MEDIA STUDIES
 
MEDIA STUDIES
James E. Black, Chair/Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
Cynthia Gottshall, Professor
 
Media Studies emphasizes 21st century media literacies with a focus on critical consumption and creative production of mediated stories and texts. Media Studies is part of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Please see that section of this catalog for more information about the department and course descriptions.
 
Major in Media Studies
33 semester credit hours minimum
JMS 220. Introduction to Film Studies
JMS 225. Introduction to Nonfiction Films
JMS 230. Digital Storytelling
JMS 301. Media Criticism
JMS 305. The Visual Story
3 credit hours of JMS 398. Internship
Five JMS courses from: (at least 12 hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above):
JMS 240. Contemporary Issues and Media
JMS 302. Hacking the Media
JMS 310. Race, Gender, and Media
JMS 315. Film Director
JMS 316. Film Genre
JMS 318. Queer Cinema
JMS 335. Curating News and Information
JMS 340. Digital Audio
JMS 351. Field Production
JMS 352. Studio Production
JMS 362. Documentary Storytelling
JMS 365. Storytelling and Social Change
JMS 370. Public Relations
JMS 372. Screenwriting
JMS 375. Journalism History
JMS 385. Media Entrepreneurship
JMS 400. Media Ethics
JMS 401. Media Law
JMS 405. Seminar in Film Studies
JMS 490. Special Topics in Journalism and Media
JMS 495. Directed Independent Study in Journalism and Media
JMS 290 does not count toward the major.
 
Minor in Media Studies
18 semester credit hours
JMS 101. Media in Society
JMS 230. Digital Storytelling
Four JMS courses from: (at least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or above):
JMS 220. Introduction to Film Studies
JMS 225. Introduction to Nonfiction Films
JMS 240. Contemporary Issues and Media
JMS 301. Media Criticism
JMS 302. Hacking the Media
JMS 305. The Visual Story
JMS 310. Race, Gender, and Media
JMS 315. Film Director
JMS 316. Film Genre
JMS 318. Queer Cinema
JMS 340. Digital Audio
JMS 335. Curating News and Information
JMS 351. Field Production
JMS 352. Studio Production
JMS 362. Documentary Storytelling
JMS 365. Storytelling and Social Change
JMS 370. Public Relations
JMS 372. Screenwriting
JMS 375. Journalism History
JMS 385. Media Entrepreneurship
JMS 400. Media Ethics
JMS 401. Media Law
JMS 405. Seminar in Film Studies
JMS 490. Special Topics in Journalism and Media
JMS 495. Directed Independent Study in Journalism and Media
JMS 290 does not count toward the minor.
 
In order to earn Departmental Honors in Media Studies, a Media Studies major must meet the following requirements: (1) a minimum overall grade point average of 3.50 and (2) a grade point average of 3.50 in the Media Studies major.