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Communication, Culture, & Media

Communicate, Transform Culture, Do Media

CCM students are creative, critical thinkers with skills to re-imagine the world and transform it. For communicators, designers, intellectuals, creatives, social advocates, global citizens...the future is open.

An interdisciplinary program that provides breadth and depth of knowledge and offers professional and practical skills, CCM prepares students for success in an increasingly complex globalized world. 

Suggested Career Tracks

TRACK I Film and Media Studies:

TRACK I Film and Media Studies
  • HU2324 – Intro to Film
  • HU3325 – Film History and Theory
  • HU3701 – Philosophy of Technology
  • HU3860 – Popular Culture
  • HU3890 – Documentary
  • HU4642 – Advanced Topics in Media
  • HU4890 – Special Topics in Communication
  • FA1662 – Intro to Audio Production
  • FA3730 – Sound Design
  • FA3732 – Audio Creative Lab II

Track II: Digital Media

Track II: Digital Media

  • HU2633 - Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
  • HU3650 – Web Design
  • HU3701 – Philosophy of Technology
  • HU3860 – Popular Culture
  • HU4642 – Advanced Topics in Media
  • HU4890 – Special Topics in Communication
  • FA2300 – 2D Design
  • FA3300 — 3D Design

TRACK III Journalism and Social Media

TRACK III Journalism and Social Media

  • HU2633 – Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
  • HU2645 – Graphic Design
  • HU3621 – Introduction to Journalism
  • HU3630 – Publications Management
  • HU3860 – Popular Culture
  • HU3890 – Documentary
  • HU4642 – Advanced Topics in Media
  • HU4890 – Special Topics in Communication
  • FA1662 – Intro to Audio Production
  • FA3730 – Sound Design
  • FA3732 – Audio Creative Lab II

CCM Courses

CCM Major Courses

Major Courses

  • HU2810 Research and Writing in Communication Studies
  • HU2820 Communication and Culture
  • HU2830 Public Speaking & Multimedia
  • HU2642 Intro Digital Media
  • HU3800 Communication Theory
  • HU3810 Technology and Cultural Theory
  • HU3871 New Media Theory
  • HU3882 Media Industries

Additional Courses

Additional Credits (52 credits)

  • HU2110 – The Writer’s Craft
  • HU2324 – Intro to Film
  • HU2400 – Intro to US Diversity
  • HU2633 – Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
  • HU2645 – Graphic Design
  • HU3261 – Communicating Across Cultures
  • HU3325 – Film History and Theory
  • HU3326 – World Cinema
  • HU3401 – Gender and Culture
  • HU3621 – Introduction to Journalism
  • HU3630 – Publications Management
  • HU3650 – Web Design
  • HU3701 – Philosophy of Technology
  • HU3820 – Interpersonal Communication
  • HU 3830 - Creativity, Culture, and Change
  • HU4510 - Color, Visuality, Culture
  • HU 3840 - Organizational Communication
  • HU3860 – Popular Culture
  • HU3890 – Documentary
  • HU3910 – Global Language Issues
  • HU4625 – Risk Communication
  • HU4642 – Advanced Topics in Media
  • HU4694 – Grant Writing
  • HU4695 – Digital Rhetoric
  • HU4800 - Media & Globalization
  • HU4850 – Cultural Studies
  • HU4890 – Special Topics in Communication
  • (up to 6 credits of the following courses)
    • HU4600 — Humanities Internship
    • ENT1960 – Enterprise Orientation (Cin/Optic)
    • ENT2950 – Enterprise Project Work I (Cin/Optic)
    • ENT2960 – Enterprise Project Work II (Cin/Optic)
    • ENT3950 – Enterprise Project Work III (Cin/Optic)
    • ENT4900 – Senior Enterprise Project Work I (for Non-Engineering Majors)
    • ENT4910 – Senior Enterprise Project Work II (Cin/Optic) (for Non-Engineering Majors)
  • FA1662 – Intro to Audio Production
  • FA2300 – 2D Design
  • FA3300 – 3D Design
  • FA3330 – Art History
  • FA3340 – Art History II
  • FA3730 – Sound Design
  • FA3732 – Audio Creative Lab II

Communication Minor

18 Credits

The Communication Studies minor provides a focused study of a wide array of communication practices, theories, and contemporary and global issues. Students can choose from such areas of study as: media production and critique; relational and workplace communication; communication and technology studies; language and society; communication in global contexts; cultural studies. The minor emphasizes communication competencies and critical awareness of communication practices in multiple contexts. For more information, consult the offcial minor audit form, which lists required courses for this minor. 

  • HU 2820 - Communication and Culture
  • HU2830 – Public Speaking & Multimedia
  • HU 3800 - Communication Theory

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CCM Program Director: Dr. Sue Collins scollins@mtu.edu
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Dr. Patty Sotirin pjsotiri@mtu.edu
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Dr. Jennifer Daryl Slack jdslack@mtu.edu
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Dr. Stefka Hristova shristov@mtu.edu
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