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Undergraduate Certificate in International Media
Offered jointly by the International Affairs Program, College of Arts and Sciences, and Journalism and Mass Communication


REQUIREMENTS

1. Participate in the IMC dinner-seminar on a global issue held each semester.
2. Complete the prescribed coursework (24-25 hours, depending on lower division courses chosen).

  • 15 hours must be upper division.
  • 9-10 hours are required courses.
  • 15 hours of elective coursework must be chosen from the lists of approved courses that follow.

3. Complete all certificate courses with a letter grade of C or better.
4. Get approvals well in advance for the following:

  • Transfer credits: a maximum of 6 may be applied if approved in advance by the Director of International Affairs  (if the courses are related to IAFS) or the Journalism co-director (if the courses are relevant to Journalism and Mass Communication).
  • Study abroad: credits may substitute for an IM Certificate course if approved in advance by the Director of International Affairs (if the courses are related to IAFS) or the Journalism co-director (if the courses are relevant to Journalism and Mass Communication).
  • Independent study: can be approved for JOUR majors only. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied if approved in advance by the Journalism co-director.

5. Students who have completed all requirements for graduation with a BA in International Affairs and a BS in Journalism must apply to the advisor in their major for award of the IM certificate when applying for graduation.

 

I. REQUIRED COURSES: 9-10 hours

For JOUR majors, the  9-10 hours of required courses would be:

IAFS 1000      Global Issues and International Affairs, 4 credits, or

PSCI 2012      Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3 credits, or

PSCI 2223      Introduction to International Relations, 3 credits, or

GEOG 2002     Geographies of Global Change, 3 credits

and

JOUR 4201      Media, Culture, and Globalization, 3 credits (previously called International Mass Communication)

JOUR 4341      International Media and Global Crises, 3 credits, Spring only (previously called Global Media)

 

For IAFS majors the 10 hours of required courses would be:

IAFS 1000       Global Issues and International Affairs, 4 credits

JOUR 4201      Media, Culture, and Globalization, 3 credits (previously called International Mass Communication)

JOUR 4341      International Media and Global Crises, 3 credits, Spring only (previously called Global Media)


II. Course ELECTIVES: 15 hours

IAFS and JOUR students must chose a total of 15 hours of electives from lists A& B.  

List A: Courses dealing with international issues:  JOUR majors must choose a minimum 9 hours from list A

GEOG 3682      Geography of International Development

GEOG 4712      Political Geography

HIST 4126        U.S. Diplomatic History Since 1940

HIST 4820        Human Rights: Historical Perspectives

ECON 3403       International Economics and Policy

ECON 3545       Environmental Economics

ECON 3784       Economic Development and Policy

ECON 4784       Economic Development

PHIL 3190         War and Morality

PHIL 3260         Philosophy and the International Order

PSCI 3143        Problems in International Relations

PSCI 3163        American Foreign Policy

PSCI 3193        International Behavior

PSCI 4012        Global Development

PSCI 4173        International Organization

PSCI 4183        International Law

PSCI 4193        International Political Economy

PSCI 4732        Critical Thinking in Development

PSCI 4783        Global Issues

WMST 3500       Global Gender Issues

Additional courses that deal significantly with subject matter/regions outside the U.S. may be approved at the discretion of the IAFS co-director.

List B: Courses dealing with communication media: IAFS majors must choose a minimum 6 hours from list B

JOUR majors are not required to use any courses from List B to meet the 15 credit hour elective minimum. However, JOUR majors who take 6 credit hours from List B must include at least 3 credit hours of conceptual (non-skills-based) coursework. JOUR majors may substitute a more advanced skills course for JOUR 4874.

JOUR 3771       Media and Communication History

JOUR 4211       East Asian Media and Culture

JOUR 4301       Media Ethics (previously called Media Ethics and Professional Practice)

JOUR 4321       Media Institutions and Economics

JOUR 4331       Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality in Popular Culture (previously called Women and Popular Culture)

JOUR 4351       Reporting Wars, Disasters and Peace

JOUR 4711       Media and Culture (previously called Mass Media and Culture)

JOUR 4791       Media and the Public (previously called Mass Communication and Public Opinion)

JOUR 4871       Special Topics (specific courses approved semester by semester)

JOUR 4874       Special Topics: Multimedia Journalism for Non-Majors

Additional courses that deal with media may be approved at the discretion of the JOUR Global Media Chair.

 

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