University regulations mandate that the student must take enough courses to earn each degree independently; that is, no courses may count towards both degrees. Because of this, the department requires that, by the end of the fourth year, the candidate must have taken two extra MCM courses over and above requirements for the MCM concentration. These extra courses must be appropriate for graduate credit (1000- or 2000-level MCM courses.)
Eight courses are required for the M.A. in Modern Culture and Media. First-year graduate students normally take six courses, and this is what 5th Year Master’s students will do during their fifth year. Therefore, to meet the eight-course requirement for the fifth year, the department requires two applicable courses before the fifth year.
Note: While, the two extra courses applying to the M.A. may not count towards an undergraduate concentration in MCM, they may still count towards the 30-course graduation requirement for the bachelor’s degree.
MCM concentrators considering applying to this program should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies as well as their undergraduate advisor about the two extra courses. In the fifth year, courses will be chosen in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, who will be the student’s advisor.