|A feminist tells the story of
what was, for her, the most
patriotic act she encountered
after 9/11, an act undertaken
by two close friends, a gay
Directed by Dr. Lisa Tillmann,
Professor of CMC, and
Students in a filmmaking class taught by John Berggren ’15 work on Adobe Premier.
Photo by John Berggren.
This interdisciplinary major taps the expertise of nearly 40 Rollins faculty and 20 departments and programs. Critical Media and Cultural Studies develops skills essential for responsible participation in a free democratic society: critical thinking, written communication, oral communication, multicultural perspectives, and media literacy. Graduates will be prepared for employment in media and communications industries and/or graduate programs in media studies, cultural studies, and communication.
The major requires successful completion of four core courses, six electives, and a practicum.
CMC 100: Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies, CMC 200: Researching Media and Culture, Critical Frameworks for Contemporary Culture (or Sociology Theory), and Senior Seminar and Research Practicum.
Some majors specialize in pre-defined areas of concentration: 1) International Media (sample courses include: Post-Colonial Film and Literature, Latin American Film) and 2) Power and Persuasion (sample courses include: Language and Power, Argumentation and Media-Manipulation, Persuasion Theory). Most of our majors build a specialized concentration (e.g., Gender, Body Image, and Media; Economics, Politics, and Media) in collaboration with their faculty advisors.
Students must complete at least ONE of the following: 1) an academic study-abroad experience, 2) a CMC-approved internship, 3) significant service to campus media.
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Feel free to stop by anytime. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., and we are located on the second floor of the 170 W. Fairbanks building (we're number 69 on the campus map).
Department of Critical Media and Cultural Studies
1000 Holt Ave. - 2777
Winter Park, FL 32789
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