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Media and Culture


Bachelor of Arts | College of Arts and Science

What is Media and Culture?

Media and Culture is a field of inquiry that examines the processes, institutions, and effects of the media as they function in national and international contexts. The general goals of this curriculum are threefold: 1. to develop students' competence in the critique of communication practices, 2. to increase students' appreciation of the history of media communication, and 3. to understand its impact on policies, institutions, and culture. Students study a broad range of media issues, including critical and cultural studies, communication technology and policy analysis, international communication, gender and sexuality issues, ethnic and minority studies, and more. In addition, students experience how to put this knowledge into practice in various forms of media production.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

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What are the special admission requirements, if any?

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What courses would I take?

Notes on Curriculum:

Students must complete a second major or two minors. Courses from the minors or second major can NOT be used to satisfy any requirements in the major.

COM Independent Studies (177, 277 377, and 477) and COM Internship (340) do not fulfill any specific Mass Communication curriculum requirement.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Communication meet the CAS writing requirement by completing the following courses: For Speech COM: COM 262 and 439; for Strategic COM: COM 262 and 459; and for Media and Culture: COM 213 and any Media and Culture course at the 400 or higher level.

What can I do with this major?

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Who can I contact for more information?

Department of Communication
120 Williams Hall
Oxford, OH 45056