Graduate Courses

JAMS 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
JAMS 505 - Research for Advertising and Public Relations (3 units; U/G)
Examination of the research process through hands-on projects; how to formulate research questions, design questionnaires, collect data, and report and interpret answers to these questions. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in JAMS 207(P), 222(P), or 224(P); or cons instr.
JAMS 559 - Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age (3 units; U/G)
First Amendment, copyright, privacy, libel, and other legal issues in contemporary news, media, persuasive communication, and social communication. Prereq: jr st.
JAMS 562 - Media Studies and Culture (3 units; U/G)
Mass media and the production of culture; media industries, content, and audiences; focus on contemporary issues. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in JAMS 262(P).
JAMS 600 - Off-Campus Internship (3 units; U/G)
Professional internship in journalism, public relations, advertising, or other media. May be retaken to 6 cr max in combination with JAMS 399. Prereq: jr st & declared JAMS major, or grad st; cons internship committee.
JAMS 614 - Seminar in Media and Public Opinion (3 units; U/G)
Preparation to be critical consumer of polls and media coverage of them; theories and findings regarding propaganda and media influence on public opinion. Prereq: jr st.
JAMS 615 - Seminar in Media and Politics (3 units; U/G)
How news media cover politics; role of traditional and new media in political campaigns; political content and effects of entertainment media and documentaries. Prereq: jr st.
JAMS 620 - Seminar in Global Media (3 units; U/G)
Economic, regulatory, and cultural characteristics of national and global mass media. Prereq: jr st.
JAMS 645 - Seminar in Health and the Media (3 units; U/G)
Theoretical frameworks for examination of media representations of health, illness, health care; impact of media consumption on health, illness; use of media in health promotion. Counts as a repeat of JAMS 660 w/ health-related subtitle. Prereq: jr st.
JAMS 659 - Seminar in Comparative Media Law (3 units; U/G)
Critical thinking and research about different countries' approaches to freedom of expression and legal issues relating to journalism, advertising, and other aspects of the media. Prereq: jr st; JAMS 559 or cons instr.
JAMS 660 - Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: (3 units; U/G)
Research-oriented approaches to theoretical and social issues in mass communication. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
JAMS 661 - Seminar in Media Communication and Society: (3 units; U/G)
Topics related to the mass media; the research process; development of a seminar paper based on original research. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs, if any, announced in the Schedule of Classes.
JAMS 700 - Approaches to Media Studies (3 units; G)
Review and analysis of research in media studies; preparation for scholarly writing. Prereq: admis to MA prog in Media Studies or cons instr.
JAMS 701 - Media Studies Research Design (3 units; G)
Qualitative and quantitative research methods in media studies; preparation of a research proposal. Prereq: admis to MA prog in Media Studies or cons instr.
JAMS 810 - Media Effects (3 units; G)
Cross-disciplinary examination of theoretical approaches, research methods, and findings in the study of mass media effects on beliefs, opinions, behavior, and policy; design and execution of a research project. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 815 - Media and Cultural Studies (3 units; G)
Cultural approaches to the study of media; design and execution of a research project. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 820 - Persuasion in Media (3 units; G)
Examination of theoretical approaches, research methods, and findings in the study of persuasive media; design and execution of a research project. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 830 - Topics in Media History: (3 units; G)
Historical approaches to the study of media; design and execution of a research project. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 835 - Politics and the Media (3 units; G)
In-depth examination of the relationships between the media and politics in the United States, with a special focus on political campaigns. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 840 - Topics in Media Law and Ethics: (3 units; G)
In-depth study and discussion of law and ethics as they relate to the mass media; development of original research for publication in scholarly journals. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 845 - Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Media: (3 units; G)
Analysis of gender, sexuality, and other aspects of identity in and related to media. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 850 - Global Media and Local Cultures (3 units; G)
Seminar covering major theories and critiques of globalization, with a particular emphasis on the study of media and culture. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 855 - Topics in New Media: (3 units; G)
History, theory, and/or criticism of new media. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 860 - Seminar in Media Studies: (3 units; G)
In-depth study and discussion of a current topic in media studies. Specific topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for grad students who must meet minimum cr load requirement. Fee assessed for 1 cr. Prereq: grad st.
JAMS 990 - Research and Thesis (1-6 units; G)
Production of a thesis under the supervision of the student's major professor with the consultation of the degree committee. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
JAMS 991 - Professional Project (1-6 units; G)
Preparation and execution of a project which applies mass communication research and theory in a professional setting. Students enroll under major prof with consultation of degree committee. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
JAMS 999 - Graduate Independent Study (1-3 units; G)
Supervised research of a particular topic area either not covered by other courses or at a level of sophistication beyond that of courses which cover the topic. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; 3.00 grad gpa; writ cons grad dir.