CCM Major Requirements

A major in Critical and Creative Media requires 33 hours. All majors are required to take
the following:

 From within the Department of Communication:
  • Either COM 102: Debate and Advocacy or COM 110: Public Speaking;
  • And the student’s choice of one additional COM class at the 200- or 300-level.
    (Total of 6 hours)
From within the CCM major core curriculum:
  • COM 120: Introduction to Critical and Creative Media;
  • COM 319: Media Ethics (or some version of this course related to diverse
    representations as designed by our new tenure track hire);
  • COM 320: Media Theory and Criticism;
  • At least one production course elective;
  • Five electives from the core Critical and Creative Media curriculum
  • At least five classes must be at the 300-level.
    (Total of 27 hours)
Majors in Critical and Creative Media have the opportunity to concentrate in Film Studies.
Students wishing to earn the Film Studies Concentration must take the following:
  • COM 120: Introduction to Critical and Creative Media
  • COM 312: Film History to 1945
  • COM 313: Film History 1945 to Present
  • COM 320: Media Theory and Criticism;
  • And two production courses.
Honors in Critical and Creative Media

Highly qualified majors are invited to apply for admission to the honors program in Critical and
Creative Media. To be graduated with the designation “Honors in Critical and Creative Media,”
students must have a major GPA of 3.8 or above prior to entering their final semester, declare for
honors by the week before the last add/drop date, select a paper or creative project to work on at
an advanced level, secure a faculty member to advise the scholarly or creative project, and
submit the final version of the project to the Honors Committee for acceptance.
Finally, no student may take more than a total of 9 hours in internship, practicum, and individual
study combined, and only 3 hours of internship, practicum or individual study can count toward
a major in Critical and Creative Media.

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