Loyola University Maryland

Department of Communication

Specialization: Media and Society

The Media and Society Specialization can only be taken as a double specialization with a primary specialization (Advertising/PR, Journalism, or Digital Media).

 

This specialization is designed for students who want to engage in a deep analysis of media and forge a greater understanding of media's effects. Students who choose a specialization in Media and Society may be planning future graduate study in the field of communication. This specialization requires students to take four courses from the list below that focus on the impact of media in our ever-changing and diverse society. Interested students may complete a senior thesis independent study as the capstone project for the communication major, given consultation with a member of the communication faculty. Students completing a thesis must complete Research Experience (CM 394) as one of their four courses.

 

Media and Society Specialization Courses

 

  • CM 302 - Free Speech, Free Expression
  • CM 303 - Media Ethics
  • CM 305 - Media and the Political Process
  • CM 306 - Popular Culture in America
  • CM 310 - Public Speaking
  • CM 314 - Communication Research
  • CM 317 - Social Media for Social Justice
  • CM 321 - Mobile Media
  • CM 325 - Social Media and Culture
  • CM 330 - Stereotypes in U.S. Film and Television
  • CM 342 - Media, Culture, and Society
  • CM 347 - The Documentary Tradition
  • CM 366 - Voice and Speech
  • CM 368 - Entertainment, Media, and Politics
  • CM 380 - Advanced Study in Communication
  • CM 385 - Special Topics in Communication
  • CM 394 - Research Experience
  • CM 411 - Exploring Digital Culture

Sara Magee
Faculty

Sara Magee, Ph.D.

This professor specializes in emerging media, social media, journalism, and ethics in her field

Communication
Student testing out lighting techniques while taking a photo of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris at night
Beyond the Classroom

Backpack Video Production Study Tour

Communication students traveled to London and Paris to study video production and photography.