(For FCRH/FCLC students enrolling prior to fall 2016 and for any PCS student).
Majors take 11 required courses, including the two introductory courses (to be completed by the end of the first semester of the junior year); two media, culture, and society courses; one ethics, law, and policy course (to be taken during the senior year); three courses in a chosen concentration, one of which serves as the introduction to the concentration; and three free electives.
Course requirements for the major are as follows:
|Introductory Courses 1|
|COMM 1010||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (if taken before spring 2017)|
|or COMM 1000||FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES|
|COMC 2329||INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA INDUSTRIES|
|Media, Culture, and Society|
|Select two courses from the media, culture, and society concentration 2|
|Select three courses in one of the following concentrations:|
Media, Culture, and Society
New Media/ Participatory Media
|Ethics, Law, and Policy|
|Select one ethics, law, and policy course 3|
|Select three electives in COMC, DTEM, FITV, JOUR, or in appropriate related programs 4|
Majors are required to take both introductory courses by the end of the first semester of their junior year.
This includes any COMC course except COMC 2329 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA INDUSTRIES. Those majors who wish to concentrate in media, culture, and society must take three additional courses from the media, culture, and society concentration, for a total of five media, culture, and society courses, to fulfill this requirement.
See course options under Ethics, Law, and Policy Course Requirement in the Communication and Media Studies department.
Communications majors are required to specialize in one of the program’s five concentrations by taking that concentration’s introductory course plus two additional courses in the same concentration.
Media, Culture, and Society Concentration
Courses in this concentration also fulfill the Media, Culture, and Society requirement for all COMM majors.
|COMC 1101||COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURE: HISTORY, THEORY, AND METHODS|
|or COMC 2271||MEDIATED COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL THEORY|
|Select any two other COMC courses or courses otherwise fulfilling the requirements for the communication and culture major 1|
|FITV 1501||UNDERSTANDING FILM|
|Select any two other FITV courses numbered x5xx (i.e., whose second digit is a 5) 1|
|JOUR 1701||INTRODUCTION TO MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM WITH LAB|
|Select any two other JOUR courses or courses otherwise fulfilling the requirements for the Journalism major|
New Media Concentration
|DTEM 1401||INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EMERGING MEDIA|
|Select any two other DTEM courses or courses otherwise fulfilling the requirements for the Digital Technologies and Emerging Media major|
|FITV 1601||UNDERSTANDING TELEVISION|
|Select any two other FITV courses numbered x6xx (i.e., whose second digit is a 6) or where the title of the course contains Television or Radio 1|
The communications major and minor is available only to PCS students and to FCRH/FCLC students who matriculated at FCRH or FCLC prior to fall 2016. Although most courses with the COMM subject have been reassigned to COMC, DTEM, FITV, or JOUR, the requirements for the communications major and minor have not changed substantially. Requirements for the Communications major have been restated using the new subject codes.
Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.
Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.
Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.