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Communication, Culture, & Media Courses

Below find an informal list of typical courses in the CCM major. An official list of all undergraduate Humanities courses, their descriptions and prerequisites, can be found on the university's Course Catalog page.

Core Courses

In core CCM courses, students gain foundational concepts and skills that prepare them for advanced work in CCM concentrations. See the Michigan Tech undergraduate course catalog page for additional information on these and all other undergraduate Humanities courses. Below is a a sample list of core classes:

  • 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 Electives

CCM Majors 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 the complete list of Additional electives (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

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