Course Requirements

The graduate concentration in Latino Media & Communication is comprised of at least four graduate courses drawn from the areas of advertising, journalism, media and cinema studies, multicultural communication, organizational communication and public relations. Graduate students in any of the College of Communication Master of Arts programs can elect to complete the Latino Media & Communication concentration.

Students who complete the concentration will:

  • Develop an understanding of the heterogeneous and rapidly changing Latino communities locally, nationally and globally
  • Ground their knowledge of intercultural studies within a more extensive and concrete knowledge of a particular (even though diverse), rapidly growing, and increasingly important population within the U.S.
  • Increase their cross-cultural competence (understanding and ability to dialogue across difference, develop cultural sensitivity and awareness) with Latino communities
  • Enhance their capacity to communicate with and learn from Latino populations in the workplace, in community situations and other sites of engagement
  • Recognize the impact of the movement of Latinos across the globe and develop the skills to critically consume and produce media, public relations and advertisement representations that communicate to and about Latino communities
  • Develop field-specific knowledge of Latino media and communication along with an understanding of how Latino studies shapes other fields of communication

Core Courses

Students are required to take one of the following:

Elective Courses

Choose three courses from the following list:

* When topic relates to Latino media/communication.