Latino Media


2016-2017 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Graduate Certificate
18 Hours

This program offered by School of Communications

Program Description

The certificate in Latino media introduces students to the fundamental courses that are part of the master of arts (MA) in media communications and may eventually open the rest of that curricular program to them for completion. This certificate program will provide students with a wide range of course offerings to teach students about Latino media in the United States and the evolution of media in Latin America. This certificate includes courses that move beyond the theoretical that will give students hands-on experience with preparing various communication forms designed to connect with Latino communities, including projects with aspects that touch upon the fields of journalism, public relations, promotions, and marketing. Students seeking a stronger understanding of the Latino media scene and who have an interest in working in that sector would benefit from this curricular program.

This program is only offered through the metro campus locations in San Antonio, Orlando, and Irvine, along with hybrid course offerings at the Webster Groves home campus. To qualify for this certificate program, students must be enrolled for in-person classroom offerings or hybrid courses at one of those four locations.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • understand the breadth of media communications;
  • examine media using multiple perspectives;
  • examine media in multiple contexts: cultural, economic, political, etc.;
  • look at media as product, process, and commentary;
  • apply qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; and
  • apply research strategies to analyze media.

Requirements

Students must complete 18 credit hours of course work, including all of the following courses:

  • MEDC 5000 Media Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5360 International Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5710 Writing for Latino News Outlets (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5715 Analyzing the Latino Media Market (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5720 Latin American Issues & Media Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5725 Media & Communication in Latin America (3 hours)

 Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119