Phone Planner

How do social media shape our lives?

(2) Mac + iPhone

Are you intrigued by the social power of communication technologies?

(3) Classroom Sue

Do you want to know how to create cultural change?

(4) Football Ad

Do you wonder why popular culture matters?

(5) State Farm Ad

Are you a critical media consumer?

(6) Pitch Teen Island

Do you want to know about media industries behind the scenes?

(7) eWaste

Do you ever think about e-waste?

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, creators, 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 global world. 

Choose from Three Concentrations

Language and Diversity

CCM majors in Language and Diversity learn how communication matters in local and global situations. Students study modern languages, intercultural communication, diversity in relationships, in teams, in organizations, in the workplace, and across cultures. This concentration emphasizes the knowledge and skills that help students become leaders and achieve success in an increasingly diverse world. Below is a sample list of classes related to the Language and Diversity concentration:

  • HU 2400 - Intro to Diversity Studies in the United States
  • HU 2920 - Language and Society
  • HU 3261 - Topics in Communicating Across Cultures
  • HU 3261 - Interpersonal Communication
  • HU 3940 - Language and Identity
  • HU 3910 - Global Language Issues

For further detail on additional credits, please see the appropriate Degree Audit form.

Media

CCM majors in Media develop skills in digital imaging, graphic design, web design, game design, audio production, documentary, and more. Courses explore the institutions, theories, and cultural contexts behind media practices and productions. Below is a sample list of classes related to the Media concentration:

  • HU 2642 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • HU 3810 - Technology and Cultural Theory
  • HU 3871 - New Media Theory
  • HU 3882 - Media Industries
  • HU 4800 - Media & Globalization

For further detail on additional credits, please see the appropriate Degree Audit form.

Contemporary Culture

CCM majors in Contemporary Culture learn about the power of communication, creativity, and meaning-making. Students study popular culture, cultural history, technology, power, and language in a variety of contexts including relationships, the workplace, media practices and institutions, and daily life. Below is a sample list of classes related to the Contemporary Culture concentration:

  • HU 2400 - Intro to Diversity Studies in the United States
  • HU 3830 - Creativity, Culture, and Change
  • HU 3840 - Organizational Communication
  • HU 3850 - Cultural Studies 
  • HU 3860 - Popular Culture

For further detail on additional credits, please see the appropriate Degree Audit form.

Pursue a CCM Minor

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
  • HU 3800 - Communication Theory

Coursework in Interrelated Fields

CCM offers course work in these interrelated fields:

  • Media studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Communication studies
  • Diversity studies
  • Linguistics