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Media Studies Curriculum

Please visit the SDSU General Catalog for detailed information on all JMS undergraduate courses.

Required Media Studies Core Curriculum

Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completion of an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C (2.0)

  • JMS 315 - Digital Media Principles and Design
  • JMS 408 - Principles of Media Studies
  • JMS 472 - Media Technology & Society
  • JMS 489 - Research Methods in Mediated Communication
  • JMS 492 - Creative Uses of Emerging Media
  • JMS 494 - Media Law and Ethics


Select 12 units from any JMS or LDT course numbered 300 and higher