Offered in the multicultural setting of Miami, a focal point for Caribbean Basin economic, political, immigration and communication flows, the School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences have designed this joint degree program focusing on cross-cultural and international journalism. Students leave the university after four semesters and a summer with two M.A. degrees in hand, one in Journalism and the other in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

This specialized course of study is for students who wish to enter careers in journalism and communication specializing on the issues, economies, and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean region. Sustainable economic development, immigration, social justice and human rights, the environment, international business, and U.S.-Latin American relations are just some of the areas in which students may specialize in an individually tailored course of study anchored by a core of fundamentals. Because this is a joint offering, 18 credit hours are shared between the two M.A. programs.

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MA in Journalism Required Courses

First Year

Fall

Credit Hours

LAS 601

Interdisciplinary In Latin American And Caribbean 

3

LAS 603

Program Seminar in Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies 

3

JMM 610

Comparative Media Systems 

3

Select one of the following (based on availability)

 

JMM 611

Newswriting and Reporting Seminar 

3

JMM 615

Writing and Reporting Across Platforms 

3

 

Term Credit Hours: 

12

Spring

 

JMM 625

Advanced Newsgathering and Writing Seminar 

3

JMM 699

Advanced Projects and Directed Research 

1-6

LAS 602

Research Design in Latin American Studies 

3

LAS 604

Interdisciplinary Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Travel Course. 

3

 

Term Credit Hours: 

10-15

Summer

 

LAS 605

Internship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

5

 

Term Credit Hours: 

5

Second Year

Fall

 

COM 601

Theories of Communication 

3

COS 645

Intercultural Communication: International Perspectives 

3

LAS 640

Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Media and Communication 

3

JMM 654

Writing for Publication 

1-3

LAS 810

Pre-candidacy thesis credits 

3

 

Term Credit Hours: 

13-15

Spring

 

JMM 614

Media Law and Ethics Seminar 

3

JMM 654

Writing for Publication 

1-3

LAS 603

Program Seminar in Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies 

3

LAS 810

Pre-candidacy thesis credits 

3

 

Term Credit Hours: 

10-12

 

Total Credit Hours: 

50-59