Bachelor of Arts

All Media and Communication (MCS) Courses

A. MCS Core Course

Key: **MCS listing dependent on topic

BISMCS 333 Media and Communication Studies

B. Tier One Courses

BIS 205 Technologies of Expression
BIS 215 Literature into Film
BIS 232 Introduction to Data Visualization
BIS 233 Participatory Media Culture
BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy
BIS 236 Introduction to Interactive Media
BIS 264 Africa on Film
BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies
BIS 347 History of American Documentary Films
BIS 462 The Culture of Cold War America
BIS 464 Topics in Advanced Cinema Studies
BIS 467 Post-1945 U.S. Youth Culture: Culture, Theory, and History
BISAMS 365 Popular and Consumer Culture
BISAMS 369 American Culture and Mass Media
BISCLA 318 Performance, Community, Identity and Everyday Life
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres
BISCLA 360 Literature, Film & Consumer Culture
BISMCS 402 Community Media Practice
BISMCS 471 Advanced Topics in Media and Communication
BISMCS 473 Visual Communication
B EDUC 476 New Literacies for Digital Learning
 

C. Tier Two Courses

BIS 208 Experimenting Through the Arts
BIS 216 Introduction to Cultural Studies
BIS 217 Introduction to Debate
BIS 219 The Politics of Sex Ed
BIS 222 Travel and Cultural Difference
BIS 282 Globalization
BIS 340 Approaches to Cultural Research
BIS 342 Geographic Information Systems
BIS 382 The Visual Art of Biology
BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions
BIS 437 Narrative Psychology
BIS 466 Human Rights and Resistance
BISIA 207 Introduction to Creative Writing
BISIA 310 Creative Writing: Poetry
BISIA 311 Creative Writing: Prose
BISSEB 333 The Individual and Society
BISSTS 307 Science, Technology and Society
BEDUC 522 Education and the American Dream

D. Communication Practice and Media Production Courses

BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism
BISIA 350 Photography and Digital Art
BISIA 450 Image and Imagination
BISMCS 234 Media and Communication Techniques
BISMCS 343 Media Production Workshop
BISMCS 472 Advanced Media Production Workshop
BISSKL 400 Policy Journal Editorial Board
BISIA 401 Literary & Arts Journal

E. Topics

BIS 293 **Special Topics
BIS 295 **Community-Based Practice
BIS 322 **Topics in Performance Studies
BIS 339 **Issues in Global Cultural Studies
BIS 341 **Topics in the Study of Culture
BIS 351 **Topics in American Culture
BIS 393 **Special Topics
BIS 410 **Topics in Qualitative Inquiry
BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Social and Cultural Life
BIS 485 **Topics in Cultural Studies
BIS 493 **Special Topics
BIS 496 **Community Service Project
BISGST 397 **Topics in Global Studies
BISGST 497 **Advanced Topics in Global Studies
BISIA 374 ** Arts Workshop
BISSTS 397 **Topics in Science, Technology, and Society
BISSTS 497 **Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Society

Course # Title MCS Requirement
BISIA 213 Art Techniques: New Media Production P&P
BIS 293 Special Topics: The Future of Chick Lit: Games, Virtual Worlds and Online Communities for Girls Tier 1
BIS 293 Special Topics: Museums & Public Culture Tier 2
BIS 293 Special Topics: How to Read the Media Tier 1
BIS 295 Community-Based Practice: Participatory Media & Community Engagement Tier 1
BIS 313 Issues in Media Studies: Media in China Tier 1
BIS 322 Topics in Performance Studies: Education & the Performing Arts Tier 2
BIS 322 Topics in Performance Studies: Burlesque Tier 2
BIS 322 Topics in Performance Studies: Latino Theater Tier 2
BIS 339 Issues in Global Cultural Studies: Visual Media in Cross Cultural Research Tier 2
BIS 339 Issues in Global Cultural Studies: Indigenous Media & Documentary Film Tier 1
BIS 339

Issues in Global Cultural Studies: Global Media & Cultures of the Caribbean

 Tier 1
BIS 341 Study of Culture: Transcultural Cinemas Tier 1
BIS 351 Topics in American Studies: Whiteness & its Discontents Tier 2
BIS 351 Topics in American Studies: The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur Tier 2
BIS 374 Arts Workshop: Photography & Digital Art P&P
BIS 374 Arts Workshop: Radio & Sound Art P&P
BIS 393 Special Topics: Media Representations of Science Tier 2
BIS 393 Special Topics: Public Art & Environmental Restoration Tier 2
BISIA 483 Advanced Arts Workshop: Experimental Writing P&P
BISIA 483 Advanced Arts Workshop: Image & Imagination P&P
BIS 485 Topics in Cultural Studies: Autobiography & Autoethnography Tier 2
BIS 493 Special Topics: Sound Cultures Tier 1