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Critical Communication and Media Studies Requirements

View the Critical Communication and Media Studies Course Catalog.

Requirements for the Major

The following courses are required:

  • CCM310, Media and Cultural Theory
  • CCM315, Rhetorical Theory, CCM398C, Argumentation and Advocacy, CCM482, Voices of Dissent and Social Change

 

Race Requirement:

  • CCM330, Representation of Race & Difference

Choose one of the following gender/sexuality courses:

  • CCM254, Gender & Communication
  • CCM420, Queering Film
  • CCM468, Women & Rock

Choose one of the following two criticism courses:

  • CCM352W, Rhetorical Criticism OR
  • CCM365W, Media & Cultural Criticism

12 credit hours from the following (choose 5 courses; for Film specialization “*” courses required):

  • CCM208*, U.S. Film History
  • CCM320, Documentary Film & Culture
  • CCM368, Media and Politics
  • CCM376*, Film, Culture, and Criticism 
  • CCM430*, Rhetoric of Horror Films
  • CCM466, Audience, Community & Fandom
  • CCM470, Sports, Media, and Culture
  • CCM481, Technologies of the Body
  • CCM4XX, Apprenticeship and Internship
  • JR325, Gender & Media: Global Views

Requirements for the Major with a Film Concentration

The following courses are required:

  • SW266-COM, Media Literacy
  • CCM310, Media and Cultural Theory or CCM315, Rhetorical Theory
  • CCM398, Argumentation and Advocacy
  • CCM365, Media & Cultural Criticism or CCM352, Rhetorical Criticism
  • CCM482, Voices of Dissent and Social Change
  • CCM208*, U.S. Film History
  • CCM330, Representations of Race and Difference
  • CCM376, Film, Culture, and Criticism
  • CCM420, Queering Film
  • CCM430, Rhetoric of Horror Films

Requirements for the Minor

The minor consists of 18 hours. The following courses are required:

  • SW-COM266, Media Literacy
  • CCM310, Media and Cultural Theory or CCM315, Rhetorical Theory
  • CCM398, Argumentation and Advocacy
  • CCM465, Media and Cultural Criticism or CCM352W, Rhetorical Criticism
  • Two courses from any 300- or 400-level courses listed as part of the major

Requirements for the Film Studies Minor

The following courses are required:

  • CCM208*, U.S. Film History
  • CCM376, Film, Culture, & Criticism
  • CCM320 Documentary Film & Culture

Film analysis and theory (choose three):

  • CCM330, Representations of Race & Difference
  • CCM420, Queering Film
  • CCM430, Rhetoric of Horror Films
  • CME311, Genres in Cinema
  • EN393/394, Special Topics in Film

The liberal arts through film (choose one):

  • ​AN326, Youth Conflict and Global Cinema
  • GR360, German Film
  • HST349, U.S. History through Film
  • MH452, History of Film Music
  • PO384, Politics through Film
  • SP360, Hispanic Film
  • TI234-HST, Reel America

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.