College of Communication

Critical Communication and Media Studies

Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

In this program, you’ll be challenged to examine popular culture’s influence on ourselves as well as society. You’ll work closely with accomplished and award-winning faculty to explore how this influence contributes to the construction of both personal and public identities. And, you’ll become engaged citizens, scholars, and practitioners who work in a variety of communication professions, attend distinguished graduate programs, participate in civic life, and shape public culture.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • CCM310, Media and Cultural Theory
  • CCM398C, Argumentation and Advocacy
  • CCM482, Voices of Dissent and Social Change
  • CCM365W, Media & Cultural Criticism
  • CCM3530, Representations of Race & Difference
  • CCM320, Documentary Film & Culture

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

Film Specialization

The Critical Communication and Media Studies major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

  • Film Studies
  • Human Communication and Organizational Leadership

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We live to create

Guided by one-on-one relationships with faculty, students in the College of Communication (CCOM) graduate as skilled communicators who are engaged citizens, prepared for careers in an ever-changing field. 

CCOM provides an experiential education through research, innovative facilities, community outreach opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and student-run organizations. Students work side-by-side with media scholars and critics, strategic communicators, clinical researchers, and speech-language pathologists. And not just in the classroom, but in labs, studios, newsrooms, agencies, and communities. 

Graduates enter their first day on the job equipped with years of real work experiences that aligns with their passions and prepares them to succeed in both their careers and in life.