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2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin
University of South Carolina
   
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

Journalism and Mass Communications / Law, M.M.C. / J.D.


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  • School of Journalism and Mass Communications

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications in cooperation with the University of South Carolina School of Law offers a combined degree program that permits a student to obtain the J.D. and Master of Mass Communications (M.M.C.) degrees in approximately four years. Through the combined program, the total course load may be reduced from that required if the two degrees were earned separately since 9 hours of electives towards the J.D. may be earned in the Mass Communication program. Students in the M.M.C. program may use up to 9 hours of law course credit as electives. Prior to obtaining permission to the combined degree program, a student must be admitted to both the School of Law and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Degree Requirements M.M.C. (36 Hours) / J.D. (90 Hours)

Masters of Mass Communications Integrated Communications Area of Emphasis


Year 1


Fall Semester (15 Hours)


Spring Semester (16 Hours)


Summer Semester


  • Clerkship
  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Year 2


Fall Semester (15 Hours)


Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 5 courses selected from the Law School

Summer Semester


  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and/or Camp Carolina and/or clerkship

Year 3


Fall Semester (12 Hours)


  • JOUR 701 - Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • MKTG 701 - Marketing Management
  • JOUR 705 - Integrated Communications Principles
  • JOUR 762 - Issues in Mass Communication Management

Spring Semester (12 Hours)


  • JOUR 715 - Integrated Communications Strategies
  • JOUR 771 - Media Economics

Select one course from the following:


  • JOUR 531 - Public Relations Campaigns
  • JOUR 517 - Integrated Campaigns

Select one course from the following:


  • JOUR 533 - Public Relations Management
  • JOUR 530 - Creative Leadership

Summer Semester


  • JOUR 777 - Practicum in Mass Communications Management or clerkship

Year 4


Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School

Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School

Masters of Mass Communications General Area of Emphasis


Year 1


Fall Semester (15 Hours)


Spring Semester (16 Hours)


Summer Semester


  • Clerkship
  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Year 2


Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • JOUR 706 - Media Law
  • 4 additional courses selected from the Law School

Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 5 courses selected from the Law School

Summer Semester


  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and/or Camp Carolina and/or clerkship

Year 3


Fall Semester (12 Hours)


  • JOUR 701 - Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • JOUR 762 - Issues in Mass Communication Management
  • JOUR 705 - Integrated Communications Principles

Select one course from the following:


  • MGMT 770 - Competing through People
  • MKTG 701 - Marketing Management

Spring Semester (12 Hours)


  • Senior Semester
  • MGMT 718 - Management of Human Resources| or JOUR elective (can be satisfied through Law School)

Summer Semester


  • JOUR 777 - Practicum in Mass Communications Management or clerkship

Year 4


Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School

Select one course from the following:


  • MGMT 770 - Competing through People
  • MKTG 701 - Marketing Management

Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School
  • MGMT 718 - Management of Human Resources or JOUR elective (can be satisfied through Law School)

Note:


Three courses (9 hours) may count for dual credit. Therefore, a student enrolled in the dual program will have a Program of Study for the School of Law showing a total of 91 credit hours, and a Program of Study for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications showing a total of 36 credit hours.

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