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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.


Credit Hours

Required Courses


SCOM 248. Intercultural Communication1


SCOM/SMAD/WRTC 360L. British Media and Society2


or HUM 251L. Modern Perspectives: British Media and Society2


Elective Courses


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 Design2


or SCOM/WRTC 351L. Visual Rhetoric2


or ARTH 389. Topics in Art History – The Media Arts: Culture by Design2


ENG/SMAD 463L. Film Adaptations: British Literature and Film2


or SCOM 395. Film Adaptations: British Literature and Film2


SCOM/SMAD 472L. British Media and Politics2


or POSC 371L. Topics in Comparative Politics: British Media and Politics2


THEA 449/ENG 412N. The London Theatre2


or HUM 200L. The London Theatre2


WRTC 314L/SCOM 321L. Writing in The Public Sphere2


IDLS 486. Internship2



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.