Course Requirements

  • Included Below:

    • Summary of General Degree Requirements
    • Core Curriculum
    • IIC Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
    • Required Foundational Coursework
    • Required Media, Film & Journalism Studies Coursework
    • Required Korbel School of International Studies Coursework
    • Research Methods
    • Graduate Course Offerings
    • Global & Multicultural Strategic Communication & Nonprofit Track

  • Summary of general degree requirements

    • Formal acceptance as regular status student
    • Program Statement by beginning of third quarter (update as necessary)
    • Core curriculum (the 2 foundational courses in IIC, 4 courses in Media, Film, & Journalism Studies and 4 courses in International Studies)
    • Research Methods course (included as one of the 4 required courses in MFJS or INTS, unless taken in another department/school)
    • 56 hours of graduate credit (4000-level graduate level courses will count towards the degree)
    • One 3000 level course may be taken with prior approval of the advisor. Not all 3000-level courses are offered for graduate credit. 3000-level courses must be pre-designated as graduate level in order to count toward graduate degrees. 
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • Two-year college level proficiency in one language other than English (or the student’s native language)
    • Thesis, SRP, or internship (4 credits)
    • Completion in 5 years
    • Advancement to candidacy
    • Graduation: Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress towards graduation; this includes deadlines for advancement to candidacy, foreign language requirements, final program statement approval, and deadline for graduation. Each student must submit their Program Statement at the end of the first week of the quarter BEFORE the student wishes to graduate (e.g. the first week of winter quarter for students who hope to graduate at the end of spring quarter), signed by their IIC faculty advisor or IIC Director and Prof. Lewis Griffith, IIC Liaison from Korbel. Students who fail to submit this document will not be able to graduate in the intended quarter.

  • Core Curriculum

    Total credits required: 56
    IIC Foundational courses………………………….........…2 courses (8 credits)
    MFJS...............................................................4 courses (16 credits) 
    INTS...............................................................4 courses (16 credits)
    Research Methods...........................………………....1 course (4 credits)*
    Thesis or SRP (Substantial Research Paper)........................ 4 credits 
        OR Internship**............................................................. 4 credits
    Electives............................................................. (remaining credits)
    Total................................................................................ 56 credits

    * The research methods course counts as one of the 4 required courses in MFJS or Korbel, unless taken outside either unit

    **For students who opt to not write a thesis, a minimum of 4 credits of internship is required.

  • IIC Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

    In cooperation with the Peace Corps, the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program permits students who have completed their service in the Peace Corps to study the MA in International & Intercultural Communication degree following their service. They receive 8 credits for their Peace Corps service toward the 56 credits required for the degree, leaving 48 credits for the program.

    Total credits required: 48
    IIC Foundational Courses…………………………...........2 courses (8 credits)
    MFJS...............................................................4 courses (16 credits)
    Korbel (INTS)..................................................4 courses (16 credits)
    Research Methods...............................................1 course (4 credits)*
    Internship......................................................................... 4 credits
    Foreign Language Proficiency...... (This requirement is waived for those 
    who have completed their Peace Corps assignment. The language
    training received in Peace Corps satisfies the requirement.) 
    Electives..............................................................Remaining credits
    Total:..............................................................................48 credits

    * The research methods course counts as one of the 4 required courses in MFJS or Korbel, unless taken outside either unit

    ** Peace Corps Fellows internships must be focused on a high-needs community in the U.S.

  • Required Foundational Coursework

    Two (2) foundational courses are required for all IIC students: MFJS 4650: Global Media & Communication (offered in fall quarter) and MFJS 4654: Intercultural Communication (offered in winter quarter). Students are required to be take both of these classes during their first year.

    MFJS 4650: GLOBAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
    Major theories concerning international communication flows, the impact of globalization and global media, issues of new communication technologies, the rhetoric and media framing of global politics and culture; international marketing and public relations; and national and cultural sovereignty issues related to communication.

    MFJS 4654: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
    Theories of culture, communication and intercultural communication and the role of power & privilege. Also includes exploration of cultural identity and the role of power and privilege in the processes of construction and articulation of culture and cultural identity in interpersonal and mediated contexts, and its relationship to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class. Also addressed are the intersections of communication & culture in conflict and conflict resolution.

  • Required Media, Film & Journalism Studies Coursework

    In addition to the two foundational courses, students must take four (4) courses (20 credits) in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. Any transfer credits from other universities must be approved by the IIC Director in order to count toward the four (4) required MFJS courses.

    Note: 3000-Level Courses. A student is allowed to take only one 3000-level course to count for credit towards the 56 hours needed to complete the IIC degree. The course must be cross listed as graduate-undergraduate (check course descriptions in the Course Catalog). Graduate students are expected to complete an additional paper or project beyond the basic course requirements. Consult with the instructor before enrolling in any 3000-level course.

    Note:  University College courses do not count toward the IIC degree.

  • Required Josef Korbel School of International Studies Coursework

    Four (4) INTS courses (totaling 16 credit hours) are required for completion of the degree.

    INTS CERTIFICATES   
    IIC students may take coursework to earn a certificate in Global Health Affairs.  This certificate can be combined with the IIC program (taking the 4 required INTS courses in this area plus electives), or in some cases completed as a stand-alone certificate Refer to the Korbel website for details.

    Note: 3000-Level Courses. A student is allowed to take only one 3000-level course to count for credit towards the 56 hours needed to complete the IIC degree. The course must be cross listed as graduate-undergraduate (check course descriptions in Course Catalog. Graduate students are expected to complete an additional paper or project beyond the basic course requirements. Consult with the instructor before enrolling in any 3000-level course.

    Note:  University College courses do not count toward the IIC degree.

  • Research Methods Course Requirement

    Students are required to take one of the following research methods courses. The research methods course counts as one of the 4 required courses in MFJS or Korbel, unless taken outside either unit.

    The choice will depend upon the type of research method(s) most commonly used in the student’s area of specialization. Prior approval from the student’s advisor is needed for any research methods course not included in the list below.  Note that not all courses on this list are offered every year.

    MFJS 4560 Methods in Communication Research (4 cr.)
    INTS 4050 Statistical Methods I (4 cr.)
    INTS 4057 Statistics for International Affairs (4 cr.)*
    INTS 4332 Data Analysis for Development (4 cr.)*
    INTS 4333 Int’l Project Analysis (4 cr.)
    INTS 4423 Health Data for Decision-Making (4 cr.)
    INTS 4500 Social Science Methods (4 cr.)
    INTS 4575 Systems Thinking for the Social Scientist (4 cr.)
    INTS 4576 Seminar in Community-Based Research (4 cr.)
    INTS 4632 Qualitative Research Methodologies: Working with the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Communities (4 cr.)
    INTS 4633 International Project Evaluation (4 cr.)
    INTS 4644 Human Rights Research Methods (4 cr.)
    INTS 4966 Applied Field Methods (4 cr.)
    RMS 4941 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (4 cr.) 
    *Check prerequisites for these courses

    Students are encouraged to take a research methods course early in their program, once they have identified their likely areas of specialization, in order to select a methods course that fits with their potential career paths.


    Other research methods courses may also be used toward the requirement with permission of advisor; however, not all courses considered acceptable in other departments will fulfill the requirement for the IIC program. Please contact an advisor with questions and to get approval for research methods courses not listed here.

  • Graduate Course Offerings

    HOW TO FIND COURSE OFFERINGS:

    The Registrar’s website has the latest course offerings, searchable by academic quarter. To find MFJS, INTS, or other departmental courses:

    1. Go to: www.du.edu/registrar
    2. Click on “Courses and Schedules on the left hand side
    3. Select “Schedule of Classes”
    4. On the next page, select the term
    5. On the next page select the following:
      1. Subject: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, International Studies or other department
      2. Course Level: Graduate

    You can also search courses from within MyWeb:

    1. Log into MyWeb using DU ID and password
    2. On the left hand side of the page, look under “General Course Information”
    3. Select “Class Schedule” - this will bring up a new window with the Dynamic Schedule
    4. Search by Term: Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter or Spring Quarter
    5. Press “Submit” Student Resources
    6. Subject: Enter Media, Film & Journalism Studies, International Studies or another subject area (NOTE: you cannot get credit for classes taken in University College; for example, the “Global Studies” subject area is UColl and will not count).
    7. Select course level: Graduate
    8. Select “Full Term”

  • Global & Multicultural Strategic Communication & Nonprofit Track

    The following requirements are in addition to the standard IIC degree requirements as listed above.

    Media, Film & Journalism Studies Courses

    Choose 4 courses from the following list for a total of 16 credits. Note that many of these classes are not offered every year. Consult with your advisor with any scheduling questions.

    • MFJS 4050: Foundations of Strategic Communication
    • MFJS 4060: Strategic Messaging
    • MFJS 4070: Seminar in Strategic Communication
    • MFJS 4080: Global and Multicultural Campaigns
    • MFJS 4320: Brands and Identities
    • MFJS 4165 Global and Development Health Communication
    • MFJS 4175 Multicultural Health Communication
    • MFJS 4065 Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding

    Research Methods

    Choose one course from the following list for a total of 4 credits. Other methods courses in INTS or another department may be taken with permission from an advisor.

    • MFJS 4560: Methods in Communication Research
    • INTS 4318: Applied Research in International Economics
    • INTS 4333: International Project Analysis
    • INTS 4615: Development Project Evaluation
    • INTS 4633: International Project Evaluation 

    Josef Korbel School of International Studies Courses

    Choose 4 courses from the following list for a total of 16 credits. Please note: Other Korbel courses (INTS) may be considered for inclusion.

    • INTS 4210: Multinational Corporations
    • INTS 4333: International Project Analysis
    • INTS 4363: Discrimination, Minorities and Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • INTS 4342: Project Management
    • INTS 4391: Financial Management and Fundraising in Non profits
    • INTS 4394: Nonprofit management
    • INTS 4497: International Campaign & Human Rights Management
    • INTS 4591: Advanced Fundraising Workshop
    • INTS 4615: Development Project Evaluation
    • INTS 4633: International Project Evaluation

    Electives

    Students should select 8 credits worth of electives.

    Degree total: 56 credits


This portfolio last updated: 05-Aug-2020 3:49 PM