Graduate Courses

JAMS 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2018.
JAMS 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2018.
JAMS 505 Research for Advertising and Public Relations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in (P); or cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 505G Research for Advertising and Public Relations
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in (P); or cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 559 Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
First Amendment, copyright, privacy, libel, and other legal issues in contemporary news, media, persuasive communication, and social communication.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 559G Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
First Amendment, copyright, privacy, libel, and other legal issues in contemporary news, media, persuasive communication, and social communication.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 562 Media Studies and Culture
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Mass media and the production of culture; media industries, content, and audiences; focus on contemporary issues.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in (P).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
JAMS 562G Media Studies and Culture
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Mass media and the production of culture; media industries, content, and audiences; focus on contemporary issues.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in (P).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
JAMS 600 Off-Campus Internship
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Professional internship in journalism, public relations, advertising, or other media.
Prerequisites: jr st & declared JAMS major, or grad st; cons internship committee.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max in combination with .
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 600G Off-Campus Internship
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Professional internship in journalism, public relations, advertising, or other media.
Prerequisites: jr st & declared JAMS major, or grad st; cons internship committee.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max in combination with .
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 614 Seminar in Media and Public Opinion
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Preparation to be critical consumer of polls and media coverage of them; theories and findings regarding propaganda and media influence on public opinion.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 614G Seminar in Media and Public Opinion
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Preparation to be critical consumer of polls and media coverage of them; theories and findings regarding propaganda and media influence on public opinion.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 615 Seminar in Media and Politics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
How news media cover politics; role of traditional and new media in political campaigns; political content and effects of entertainment media and documentaries.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2014.
JAMS 615G Seminar in Media and Politics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
How news media cover politics; role of traditional and new media in political campaigns; political content and effects of entertainment media and documentaries.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2014.
JAMS 620 Seminar in Global Media
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Economic, regulatory, and cultural characteristics of national and global mass media.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 620G Seminar in Global Media
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Economic, regulatory, and cultural characteristics of national and global mass media.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 645 Seminar in Health and the Media
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of w/ health-related subtitle.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Spring 2009.
JAMS 645G Seminar in Health and the Media
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of w/ health-related subtitle.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Spring 2009.
JAMS 659 Seminar in Comparative Media Law
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2011, Fall 2007.
JAMS 659G Seminar in Comparative Media Law
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2011, Fall 2007.
JAMS 660 Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Media Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Research-oriented approaches to theoretical and social issues in mass communication.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 660G Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Media Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Research-oriented approaches to theoretical and social issues in mass communication.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
JAMS 661 Seminar in Media Communication and Society:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Topics related to the mass media; the research process; development of a seminar paper based on original research.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs, if any, announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
JAMS 661G Seminar in Media Communication and Society:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Topics related to the mass media; the research process; development of a seminar paper based on original research.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs, if any, announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
JAMS 700 Approaches to Media Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Review and analysis of research in media studies; preparation for scholarly writing.
Prerequisites: admis to MA prog in Media Studies or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
JAMS 701 Media Studies Research Design
3 cr. Graduate.
Qualitative and quantitative research methods in media studies; preparation of a research proposal.
Prerequisites: admis to MA prog in Media Studies or cons instr.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
JAMS 810 Media Effects
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2011.
JAMS 815 Media and Cultural Studies
3 cr. Graduate.
Cultural approaches to the study of media; design and execution of a research project.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Spring 2007, Fall 2005, Spring 2004.
JAMS 820 Persuasion in Media
3 cr. Graduate.
Examination of theoretical approaches, research methods, and findings in the study of persuasive media; design and execution of a research project.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2008, Spring 1999, Spring 1997, Fall 1994.
JAMS 830 Topics in Media History:
3 cr. Graduate.
Historical approaches to the study of media; design and execution of a research project.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2014, Spring 2011, Fall 2009.
JAMS 835 Politics and the Media
3 cr. Graduate.
In-depth examination of the relationships between the media and politics in the United States, with a special focus on political campaigns.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2015, Spring 2010, Fall 2004.
JAMS 840 Topics in Media Law and Ethics:
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2013.
JAMS 845 Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Media:
3 cr. Graduate.
Analysis of gender, sexuality, and other aspects of identity in and related to media.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2016.
JAMS 850 Global Media and Local Cultures
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar covering major theories and critiques of globalization, with a particular emphasis on the study of media and culture.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2008, Fall 2005, Fall 2002.
JAMS 855 Topics in New Media:
3 cr. Graduate.
History, theory, and/or criticism of new media.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2009.
JAMS 860 Seminar in Media Studies:
3 cr. Graduate.
In-depth study and discussion of a current topic in media studies. Specific topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2015.
JAMS 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for grad students who must meet minimum cr load requirement.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Fee assessed for 1 cr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Summer 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017.
JAMS 990 Research and Thesis
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Production of a thesis under the supervision of the student's major professor with the consultation of the degree committee.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
JAMS 991 Professional Project
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Preparation and execution of a project which applies mass communication research and theory in a professional setting.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Course Rules: Students enroll under major prof with consultation of degree committee.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014.
JAMS 999 Graduate Independent Study
1-3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; 3.00 grad gpa; writ cons grad dir.
Course Rules: Retakable to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2017.