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Communication and Media Studies

CMS Majors/Minors

Major in Critical Communication & Media Studies

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS

126 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements)

COM 101                    Rhetoric and the American Democratic Tradition

SW 266-CCM         Media Literacy

                                           Foreign Language of Choice (3 credit hours at 204 level or above)

                                           Communication & Culture course (selected from approved list)

                                           Second major, minor or concentration area required

Description of Critical Communication & Media Studies Major (CCM) 33 Required Credit Hours

CCM is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to take courses in film, media, pop culture, rhetoric and diversity. Students graduate with excellent writing, argumentation and speaking skills that all employers seek. In addition to excellent preparation for graduate or law school, graduates are employed in corporate communications, at film festivals and a variety of non-profits.

Critical Communication & Media Studies Requirement

Required Courses

CCM 310                    Media & Cultural Theory

CCM 315                    Rhetorical Theory

CCM 398C                Argumentation & Advocacy

CCM 482                    Voices of Dissent & Social Change (CCM Capstone)

CCM 352W               Rhetorical Criticism OR

CCM 365W               Media & Cultural Criticism

Race Requirement

CCM 330                    Representations of Race and Difference

Gender/Sexuality Requirement

CCM 354                    Gender & Communication

CCM 468                    Women & Rock

CCM 420                    Queering Film

Elective Courses 12 Credit Hours Required

CCM 308                    History of Film

CCM 320                    Documentary Film & Responsibility

CCM 354                    Gender & Communication

CCM 368                    Media & Politics

CCM 376                    Film, Culture & Criticism

CCM 420                    Queering Film

CCM 430                    Rhetoric of Horror Films

CCM 466                    Audience, Community & Fandom

CCM 468                    Women & Rock

CCM 470                    Sports, Media & Culture

CCM 481                    Technologies of the Body

CCM 486                    Apprenticeship, 1 crh

CCM 488                    Apprenticeship, 3 chr

CCM 490                    Special Topics

CCM 492                    Internship

JR 325                          Gender & Media: Global Views

Minor in Critical Communication & Media Studies

Description of Critical Communication & Media Studies (CCM) Minor

CCM is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to take courses in film, media, pop culture, rhetoric and diversity. Students graduate with excellent writing, argumentation and speaking skills that all employers seek. In addition to excellent preparation for graduate or law school, graduates are employed in corporate communications, at film festivals and a variety of non-profits.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Total for CCM Minor 18 hours

SW 266                       Media Literacy

CCM 310                    Media & Cultural Theory OR CCM 315, Rhetorical Theory

CCM 398                    Argumentation & Advocacy

CCM 352W              Rhetorical Criticism OR CCM 365W, Media & Cultural Criticism

In addition, six credits from the following options are required:

CCM 308                    History of Film

CCM 320                    Documentary Film & Culture

CCM 330                    Race & Difference

CCM 354                    Gender & Communication

CCM 368                    Media & Politics

CCM 376                    Film, Culture & Criticism

CCM 420                    Queering Film

CCM 466                    Audience, Community & Fandom

CCM 468                    Women & Rock

CCM 470                    Sports, Media & Culture

CCM 481                    Technologies of the Body

CCM 482                    Voices of Dissent & Social Change

CCM 485                    Media, Rhetoric & Culture Capstone

Minor in Film Studies

Description of Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary program, seeks to promote a critical understanding of the art and experience of cinema as well as its influence on society and culture.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Total for Film Studies Minor 18 hours

Required Courses:

CCM 308                    History of Film

CCM 320                    Documentary Film & Social Justice

CCM 376                    Film, Culture & Criticism

Film Analysis & Theory: Choose Two

CCM 330                    Race & Difference

CCM 420                    Queering Film

CCM 430                    Rhetoric of Horror Films

CME 311                    Genres in Cinema

EN 394                        Special Topics in Film

EN 494                        Special Topics in Film

The Liberal Arts Through Film: Choose One

AN 326                        Youth Conflict and Global Cinema

GR 360                        German Film

HST 349                     U.S. History through Film

MH 452                       History of Film Music

PO 384                         Politics through Film

SP 360                          Hispanic Film

TI 234-HST              Reel America

Major in Organizational Communication & Leadership

 

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS

126 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements)

COM 101                    Rhetoric and the American Democratic Tradition

SW 266-CCM         Media Literacy

                                           Foreign Language of Choice (3 credit hours at 204 level or above)

                                           Communication & Culture course (selected from approved list)

                                           Second major, minor or concentration area required

Description of Organizational Communication and Leadership (ORG) Major 36 Required Credit Hours

ORG majors gain organizational, relational, and leadership expertise and offers students an opportunity to study communication from the perspectives of health, non-profits, and business.

Critical Communication & Media Studies Requirement

Requirements (24 cr hrs):

ORG 270:                    Organizational Communication

ORG 350:                    Communication Theory

ORG 358:                    Communication and Social Responsibility (ICR)

ORG 362:                    Leadership & Communication

ORG 440:                    Internship

Research Methods Requirement

ORG 356:                    Research Methods OR

CCM 352W               Rhetorical Criticism OR

STR 327                       Research Methods for Strategic Communication

Choose one: Select one of the options below:

ORG359:                     Intercultural OR

ORG 253:                    Interpersonal Communication *If a student takes Intercultural, they can still take Interpersonal as an elective and vice versa.

Applied Technology Requirement: Select one of the options below:

ORG 244                    Social Media Storytelling

STR 251                      Graphic Design

WDD 108                   Multimedia Graphics

WDD 219                   Design for the World Wide Web

Electives: Select 12 credit hours from the options below:

ORG 253                   Interpersonal Communication *if not taken as requirement

ORG 315C                Business and Professional Communication

ORG 351                    Small Group Communication

ORG 357                    Health Communication

ORG 359                    Intercultural *if not taken as requirement

ORG 462                    Advanced Leadership Communication

ORG 470W               Advanced Organizational Communication

ORG 481                     Topics in Communication

COM 305                    Speech Team

COM 306                    Debate Team

CCM 354                    Gender & Communication

STR 405                      Global Strategic Communication

MG 360                        Organizational Behavior

EI 201                            Real Business Experience

Minor in Organizational Communication & Leadership

Description of Critical Communication & Media Studies (CCM) Minor

CCM is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to take courses in film, media, pop culture, rhetoric and diversity. Students graduate with excellent writing, argumentation and speaking skills that all employers seek. In addition to excellent preparation for graduate or law school, graduates are employed in corporate communications, at film festivals and a variety of non-profits.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Total for ORG Minor 18 hours

REQUIRED:

ORG 270                        Organizational Communication

ORG 350                        Communication Theory

ORG 362                        Leadership & Communication

ORG 359                        Intercultural (3) OR ORG 253: Interpersonal Communication * If a student takes Intercultural, they can still take Interpersonal as an elective and vice versa.

ELECTIVES: CHOOSE TWO FROM THE FOLLOWING (6 hours):

ORG 253                        Interpersonal Communication *if not taken as requirement

ORG 315C                     Business and Professional Communication

ORG 351                        Small Group Communication

ORG 357                        Health Communication

ORG 359                        Intercultural *if not taken as requirement

ORG 462                        Advanced Leadership Communication

ORG 470W                  Advanced Organizational Communication

ORG 481                         Topics in Communication

COM 305                        Speech Team (1-3; limit 3 credits)

COM 306                        Speech Team (1-3; limit 3 credits)

CCM 345                        Gender and Communication

STR 405                          Global Strategic Communication

ORG 244                         Social Media Storytelling

STR 251                           Graphic Design

WDD 108                        Multimedia Graphics

WDD 219                        Design for the World Wide Web

MG 360                            Organizational Behavior

EI 201                               Real Business Experience

EI 325                               Social Entrepreneurship

ED 453                             Perspectives in Leadership

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.