International Media Requirements
This certificate demonstrates interdisciplinary breadth and a high level of academic achievement.
International Media Certificate coursework allows students to study the geography, economics, history, and policies that shape contemporary practices in media around the world. IAFS majors can expect to learn more about communication media, and JOUR majors will learn more about how the world outside the US works.
1 — Attend the IMC dinner-seminar on a global issue held each semester.
2 — Complete the prescribed coursework–24-25 hours, depending on lower division courses chosen–with a letter grade of C or better.
- 15 hours must be upper division.
- 9-10 hours are required courses.
- 15 hours of elective coursework must be chosen from the lists of approved courses that follow.
4 — Get approvals well in advance for the following:
- Transfer credits: a maximum of 6 may be applied if approved in advance by the Director of International Affairs (if the courses are related to IAFS) or the Journalism co-director (if the courses are relevant to Journalism and Mass Communication).
- Study abroad: credits may substitute for an IM Certificate course if approved in advance by the Director of International Affairs (if the courses are related to IAFS) or the Journalism co-director (if the courses are relevant to Journalism and Mass Communication).
- Independent study: can be approved for JOUR majors only. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied if approved in advance by the Journalism co-director.
5 — Students who have completed all requirements for graduation with a BA in International Affairs or a BS in Journalism must apply to the IMC advisor in their major for award of the IM certificate when applying for graduation.
5.1 — REQUIRED courses: 9-10 hours
5.2 –Course ELECTIVES: IAFS and JOUR students must chose a total of 15 hours of electives.