Critical Communication and Media Studies
CCM students understand and value critical inquiry, social justice, and diversity. Do you ever wonder why your leaders and your media don’t look more like your own community? Do you question images and ideas related to race, class, gender, and sexuality? This humanities-based program may be just the place for you—an exciting and dynamic place to examine popular culture’s influence on ourselves—as well as society.
Intellectual engagement, in and out of the classroom, inspires Critical Communication and Media Studies (CCM) students to become contributing scholars, practitioners, and citizens who study and work in multiple forms of communication. CCM students learn from, and research side-by-side with exceptional faculty. Students and faculty alike are inspired to explore how critical strategic thinking and writing influences and can contribute to the construction of both personal and public identities.
Engage in Research and Creative Projects
CCM provides ample opportunities to work with faculty on your own research or to support the work of a faculty member. Active and well-published faculty bring their personal and current research in to the classroom to view CCM’s interdisciplinary approach to communication and media studies.
Commit to Social Change
We are dedicated to making a difference. Whether working with a social justice or media activist organization, as the youngest Mayor of a growing Indiana city, or continuing your education in graduate school—CCM students develop the critical thinking skills and compelling arguments that provoke meaningful change and have a powerful impact.