JCM Department Core (16 credits):

All JCM students are required to take the following core courses:

JCM     100       Introduction to Story (3)
JCM     102       Fundamentals of Media Technology (3)
JCM     103       Mechanics of Media Writing (1)
MC      101       Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
JCM     493       Ethics and Diversity in Media (3)
JCM     499       Capstone Class (3) (See below for options)

News Media Major (40 total credits-including 16 departmental core):

News Media Core: (15 credits)
JCM     180       Journalistic Principles and Practices (3)
JCM     303       News Writing and Reporting (3)
JCM     331       Introduction to Electronic Reporting (3)
JCM     315       Advanced News Writing and Reporting (3)
MC      401       Media Law and Regulation (3)

News Media Electives (9 credits): Students can take any JCM 300-400 classes to meet this requirement, assuming that pre-reqs for those courses are met at the time of enrollment. However, we suggest the following courses, based on your interests.

Media Studies Interest Area Courses:  

JCM     215       Commercial Media Writing (3) 
JCM     310       Telecommunication Programming (3)
JCM     311       Critical Study of Television (3)
JCM     312       International Cinema (3)
JCM     372       Media Effects (3)
JCM     381       Digital Media Practicum (3)
JCM     382       News Media Internship (3) 
JCM     390       Media Sales in the Digital Age (3)
JCM     448       News Analysis (3)
JCM     414       Film Festivals and Independent Cinema (3)
JCM     451       Media Management (3) 
JCM     494       Global Media Systems (3)

One Capstone from below:

 JCM    499       Critical Studies Capstone (3)