British Communication and Media

 

The cross disciplinary British communication and media minor enables students to expand their knowledge of communication and media in Great Britain, and to enhance their appreciation of the impact culture has on communication and media. Students must participate in the JMU Semester or Summer in London program to complete this minor.

 

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, chosen from courses offered both at JMU and in London. Students may double-count a maximum of six credit hours toward both a major and this minor.

 

Courses Credit Hours
Required Courses 6
SCOM 248. Intercultural Communication 1  
SCOM/SMAD/WRTC 360L. British Media and Society 2  
or GHUM 251L. Modern Perspectives: British Media and Society 2  
Elective Courses 12
Select at least four of the following courses:  
SCOM 347L. Communication, Diversity & Pop Culture in the U.K. 2  
SMAD 301L/ARTH 389. The Media Arts: Culture By Design 2  
or SCOM/WRTC 351L. Visual Rhetoric 2  
or ARTH 389. Topics in Art History – The Media Arts: Culture by Design 2  
ENG/SMAD 463L. Film Adaptations: British Literature and Film 2  
or SCOM 395. Film Adaptations: British Literature and Film 2  
SCOM/SMAD 472L. British Media and Politics 2  
or POSC 371L. Topics in Comparative Politics: British Media and Politics 2  
THEA 449/ENG 412N. The London Theatre 2  
or GHUM 200L. The London Theatre 2  
WRTC 314L/SCOM 321. Writing In The Public Sphere 2  
IDLS 486. Internship 2  

  18

 

1 Must be taken in Harrisonburg at JMU. Regularly offered in fall semesters.

2 Must be taken in London.

 

Appropriate independent studies, directed projects, and Semester in London Faculty Member in Residence courses may be counted as part of the minor with approval by the minor coordinator. Students studying in London during the summer will need to complete one additional course, approved by the minor coordinator, following the student's return to JMU.