Spanish-Language Journalism in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Course Description2019-07-19T00:33:51+00:00


You must take eight courses from the Masters of Spanish-language Journalism, as follows:

MMC 5440 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Fall)

An advanced course in the acquisition and use of secondary data, including media data, as well as the design, execution and utilization of research studies. Students will conduct an original proprietary study.

MMC 6108 Theories of Mass Communication & Writing (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Fall)

The course examines writing theories and processes and explores media responsibility to society including communication principles and techniques found in contemporary communication theories.

RTV 6309 Visual Storytelling and Production (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Spring)

The course is designed to teach students the reporting, pre-production and production skills required in multimedia journalism.

MMC 6736 Social Media for Communicators (3 credits)

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A course aimed to provide the students the tools and strategies needed to find and distribute news on social media, to engage the community in the discussion, to find story ideas, sources and track trends, to attribute information and to verify it, and to help them leverage social media’s attributes to build and develop their own brand.

MMC 6213 Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)

(Course offered only in the Summer)

This course familiarizes students with professional ethics and standards in journalism and examines the regulatory environment in which communications takes place.

RTV 6603 Visual Storytelling and Production II (3 credits)

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This course is a continuation of the course RTV 6309 Visual Storytelling and Production. Students will learn broadcast and webcast techniques, professional shooting, video editing, newscast and segment production.

MMC 6950 Mass Communication Professional Project (3 credits)

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(Course offered only in the Fall/Spring/Summer)

This course is designed to demonstrate student’s excellence in an area of communication studies.

Professional Project Final Approval/Grade Form

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center’s (LACC) Courses

Select four courses from the LACC Graduate Course List, during the Fall and Spring semesters. You must select courses that have more than 25% content in Latin America and the Caribbean. By taking these four courses you’ll receive a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The program coordinator must approve your selection.

This is an example of the courses offered by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center:

CPO 6307 Seminar on South American Politics (3 credits)

Explores the realities and myths of the democratization experience of South America.

INR 6107 U.S. Foreign Policy: Process & Institutions (3 credits)

Examines the structures and processes that shape U.S. policy toward other nations. Topics include: systemic constraints, state/society relations, interest groups, bureaucracy, and leadership.

LAS 6003 Survey of Latin America & the Caribbean (3 credits)

A multidisciplinary, multimedia survey of the history, politics, societies and cultures of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

LAS 6025 Seminar: The Humanities in Cuba (3 credits)

Interdisciplinary graduate seminar on the development of the humanities in Cuba, focusing on the major movements, artists and works in architecture, visual arts, literature, music and dance. FLAC course. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

RLG 5065 Latinas and Religion in the Americas (3 credits)

This course will review the practices, beliefs, social and political activism, and theological and biblical reflections of Latinas in the Americas from a historical perspective to modern day.

RLG 5106 Religions, Latino/as and Immigration (3 credits)

The course will analyze the relationships between the complex phenomenon of Latinos/as immigration and religions. This area of study necessarily demands an interdisciplinary approach including gender.

6316 Seminar in Latin American Democratic Institutions (3 credits)

Reviews the role of institutional design in promoting accountability in Latin American democracy, including presidentialism, party systems, legislatures, electoral laws, and federalism.

INR 6209 Comparative Foreign Policy of Latin America (3 credits)

Theories, history, and political-economic dynamics of Latin American foreign policies and international relations.

INR 6245 The Military, Latin America and International Security (3 credits)

Explores the supra-nationalization of the military institution in Latin America and how this has caused a transformation of its functional missions in the international and regional security and peace.

CPO 6350 Seminar in Brazilian Politics (3 credits)

The political development of Brazil, focusing on alternation between authoritarianism and democracy. Emphasis on clientelism, patrimonialism, civil, military relations, and political institutions.

CPO 6376 Seminar in Central American Politics (3 credits)

Central America’s socio-political evolution. Attention is given to both the national and international politics of the region.

INR 6936 Seminar in Inter-American Politics (3 credits)

Focus on U.S.-Latin American relations. Attempts to link the theoretical literature on U.S. foreign policy with empirical developments.

INR 5072 The Media and International Relations (3 credits)

Explores impact of visual and print media on practice and theory of international relations. Encourages students to question how representation of international relations issues are produced by everyday media culture.


Graduation Requirements:

  • Finish the Final Project
  • Graduate GPA 3.0 or Higher
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses required for the degree. No more than two ‘C’ grades will be allowed.

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