MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION - MASS MEDIA EMPHASIS
MDIA 6100 Media Economics and Management
Advanced study of mass media economic systems with an analysis of market forces, consolidation, and audience considerations. The theory and practice of contemporary media management will be explored in conjunction with media economics.
MDIA 7800 Media Law and Ethics
A comprehensive overview of First Amendment principles, communication law, and the regulatory practices of the Federal Communications Commission. The ethics portion of the course is dedicated to the overview of the major ethical philosophers and perspectives and how these works impact ethical decisions in today's media.
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MDIA 6350 Media Aesthetics
An overview of the theoretical and practical study of critical media examination, including describing, interpreting, and judging mediated messages utilizing critical methods. Students will examine various approaches to media criticism and how they are applied to the media.
MDIA 6450 International Media
Comparison of mass media systems throughout the world including analysis of media structures from social, economic, and political perspectives. The role of mass media in national development and the media’s role in globalization are included.
MDIA 7600 Digital Communication
Advanced application of digital media with an emphasis on the impact of computers on media environments. Topics include media convergence, Internet broadcasting, virtual communities, and web page design.
MDIA 7700 Special Topics in Media
Intensive study of an issue or problem related to media. Provides an opportunity to explore media themes, applications, trends, and issues beyond the prescribed curriculum of mass media.