Communication, Culture, and 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

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:

HU 2810 - Research and Writing in Communication

Prepare students to evaluate, design, and conduct research in communication. Develops research-related writing strategies and proficiency.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015(C)

HU 2820 - Communication and Culture

Introduction to the ways that communication creates and maintains culture. Considers a variety of perspectives on the significance of communication. Explores the importance of communication for understanding culture
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2830 - Public Speaking & Multimedia

Introduces the fundamentals of public speaking and multimedia applications. Emphasis on speaking/listening competencies in face-to-face and digital environments using online and digital tools.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2642 - Introduction to Digital Media

Basic principles, practices and implications of digital media communication and production. Provides foundation in tools, techniques and processes through hands-on production, readings, discussion and analysis of contemporary issues related to digital media.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 3800 - Media and Society

Examines contemporary forms of mediated communication. Emphasis on understanding media economics and impacts of media on attitudes, values, behavior, and identity. Topics may include propaganda, advertising, political communication, journalism, media violence, social media, surveillance, and media policy.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3810 - Technology and Culture

Considers interrelationships between technology and culture. Includes understanding the context within which technologies are developed and used, and how assumptions about technology shape knowledge, practice, and creative action. Issues such as progress, determinism, ethics, gender, race, class, globalization, and "humanness".
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3871 - New Media Theory

Examines relationships among changing communication technologies and communication theories. Emphasizes issues involving emerging technologies and emerging theory.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3882 - Media Industries

Examines economic, political, and cultural aspects of media industries (cinema, broadcasting, music, gaming, telecommunications, and advertising) from historical and contemporary contexts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Additonal Electives