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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

  • 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 15 units from any JMS course numbered 300 and higher

Foreign Language

Competency (which is successfully completing the third college semester) is required in one foreign language.

Auxiliary Discipline

Complete at least 15 units, six units of which must be upper division, in ONE academic department outside of JMS. You may choose any 15 units from that department, as long as at least six units are numbered 300 and higher