College of Communication
Media, Rhetoric, & Culture

College of Communication

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Media, Rhetoric and Culture

Media, Rhetoric and Culture with a Film Studies Concentration

CCOM Requirements

Course # Course Title Hours
COM 101 Public Speaking 3
SW 266 Media Literacy 3
Communication and Culture course From approved list 3
Foreign Language courses 200 level or above 6
Total: 15

MRC Requirements

Course # Course Title Hours
MRC 310 Media & Cultural Theory 3
MRC 315 Rhetorical Theory 3
MRC 398C Argumentation & Advocacy 3
MRC 482 Voices of Dissent & Social Change (MRC Capstone) 3
| Choose one of the following two criticism courses: 3
MRC 352W Rhetorical Criticism OR
MRC 365W Media & Cultural Criticism
| Choose one of the following two international courses: 3
JR 417 International Communication OR
JR 418 Gender & Media: Global Views
MRC Core Total: 18

MRC Electives

Course # Course Title Hours
MRC 308* History of Film 3
MRC 330* Race & Difference 3
MRC 354 Gender & Communication 3
MRC 368 Media & Politics 3
MRC 376* Film, Culture & Criticism 3
MRC 420* Queering Film 3
MRC 430* Rhetoric of Horror Films 3
MRC 462 Influence in Public Culture 3
MRC 463 Freedom of Speech and Democracy 3
MRC 466W Audience, Community & Fandom 3
MRC 468 Women & Rock 3
MRC 470 Sports, Media & Culture 3
MRC 481 Technologies of the Body 3
MRC 4## Apprenticeship and Internship 3
MRC Major Total: 33

Additional Requirements

Requirement Hours
Butler University Core Curriculum 27
College Core 15
MRC Major 33
Minor & Electives/ Second Major
  • Minimum requirement: 12 credit hours of a concentration (must be outside of the primary major and defined by the same course letter designators) or as approved by the Program Director
  • A Minor is recommended; may be within CCOM but not in the same program
  • A second major fulfills this requirement
51
Total Hours Required For Graduation 126