2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

Media & Communication: Concentration by Contract (BA.MDC.CNT)

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Bachelor of Arts graduates in Media & Communication will be able to:

  • Understand media from social, economic, political, ethical, and global perspectives.
  • Effectively research and analyze media material.
  • Produce high quality media in visual, oral, and written forms.
  • Effectively apply media and communication skills in a rapidly changing real world environment.

BA in Media & Communication with a Concentration by Contract

The concentration by contract is designed to provide the student with a coherent body of knowledge and skills that cut across traditional intra- and interdisciplinary boundaries. Examples of such a concentration include Popular Culture Studies or American Studies, Arts Administration, and Photography.

Normally in their sophomore year, and always by the end of their junior year, Media & Communication concentrators by contract, in conjunction with their advisors, will develop a proposal for their course of study. The proposal will be reviewed by the entire department and academic dean's office.

and 15 additional credits of COM courses (15 cr)

plus 15 additional credits in contracted courses (15 cr)

and in the senior year (6 cr):

(Credits required for the major: 48)

Also complete a Minor, a Civic Engagement Certificate, or related area of focused study

Complete an 18 or more credit Minor or related area of focused study approved by the faculty advisor, or a Civic Engagement Certificate. The Minor or area of focused study may not be in Media & Communication, nor may it include any courses the student applies to the Major requirements. Should the Major and Minor require the same course, a relevant substitution is required in one or the other.

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Law Degree (CU/VLS 3+2)

This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS. 

For details, see the Law Degree page .

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