Required JOMC courses | Required Interdisciplinary courses

Required MEJO courses

 MEJO 701: Mass Communication Research Methods (3 credits) (Fall) Covers a broad range of research methods used in industry and academic research. Course content includes: the process and organization of writing research; applying a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods; evaluating research design; and ethical issues inherent in research. (Kreiss)

 MEJO740: Mass Communication Law (3 credits) (fall) Intensive study of press freedom and the First Amendment, including libel, privacy, access to information, free press-fair trial, advertising and broadcast regulation, journalistic privilege, prior restraints. (Hoefges, Packer)

MEJO/HBEH 825: Interdisciplinary Health Communication Seminar (3 credits) (fall) Interdisciplinary overview of communication theory and research and critical analysis of applications of theory to interventions using communication for health. (Noar)

MEJO/HBEH 826: Interdisciplinary Health Communication Colloquium (1.5 credits) (fall and spring) Interactive student/faculty discussion on health communication research and practice online and in person. Seminar and online blog format (Cates)

MEJO 782: Multimedia Storytelling Graduate Seminar (3 credits) (Spring) This course will introduce you to the potential of multimedia storytelling. By reading, viewing and discussing the writings and works of journalists, artists, Web developers, photographers, usability experts, graphic designers, educators and researchers you will deepen your appreciation for each distinct media form. By learning a variety of software programs you will acquire the practical application of many concepts. Through assignments and a final project presentation, you will put this knowledge to practical use. (Ruel)
Note: Video production training (10 hours) is required preparation for JOMC 782. This training introduces students to the key elements of successful video production, including composing shots, preparing for interviews, and editing video into a final sequence. Fall (Tuggle)

MEJO 473: Social Marketing Campaigns (3 credits) (spring) This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a research-based social marketing campaign for a public health issue facing North Carolinians. Students will learn the basic tenets of social marketing and how it differs from commercial sector and nonprofit marketing. In particular, students will learn the importance of influencing upstream and downstream audiences to bring about behavior change. Students will work in teams to conduct research, develop message and channel strategies, and create final deliverables for the client, including PSAs, print collateral materials, special event plans and supporting media tools, premiums and giveaways, etc. The course is open to graduate students in mass communication and public health and undergraduate seniors in advertising and public relations by permission of instructor. (Hennink-Kaminski/Southwell)

Required Interdisciplinary Courses

PSYC 566: Attitude Change (3 credits) (Fall or Spring) A detailed consideration of the theoretical issues in attitude and belief change. (Green)

INLS 500: Human Information Interactions (3 credits) (Fall) The behavioral and cognitive activities of those who interact with information, with emphasis on the role of information mediators. How information needs are recognized and resolved; use and dissemination of information. (Wildemuth)

EPID 600: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits) (Fall and Spring) An introductory course that considers the meaning, scope, and applications of epidemiology to public health practice and the uses of vital statistics data in the scientific appraisal of community health. One lecture and two lab hours per week. (Schoenbach, Alexander)