International Strategic Communication

International Strategic Communication

The next generation of strategic communication students must be equipped to work in a global environment. This interest area is designed to capitalize on Missouri’s international reputation and its international resources by placing under one umbrella the school’s existing study abroad opportunities, its internationally focused media and multimedia projects with global partners. Students in this area take strategic communication courses to complement their international interests. This degree is overseen by the strategic communication faculty but is administered by the school’s Global Programs office.

Students are required to earn a minimum of six credits from a School of Journalism Global Study Abroad program. Credits from the New York and Washington D.C. programs cannot be used to meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Journalism Degree Requirements

Upper-Division Journalism Core (6)

All strategic communication students must take the following courses at the upper-division level:

  • JOURN 3000 History of American Journalism (3 Credits) or JOURN 4568 History of Photojournalism (3 Credits). JOURN 3000 or JOURN 4568 should be taken in the senior year.
  • JOURN 4000 Communications Law (3 Credits). JOURN 4000 also should be taken in the senior year.

Required Journalism Classes (15)

  • JOURN 4200 Principles of Strategic Communication: (3)
    [JOURN] [4200] [Principles of Strategic Communication]
    Foundation course familiarizing students with an array of strategic communication tools and how they are used in the field. Prerequisites: Restricted to Journalism and Science and Agricultural Journalism majors only. Junior standing required.
  • JOURN 4204 Introduction to Strategic Writing and Design: (3)
    [JOURN] [4204] [Introduction to Strategic Writing and Design]
    This course will teach you about strategic writing and design, and then show you how to apply these skills to key communication platforms such as digital media, TV, radio, social media and others. Along the way, you will learn to think, write and design creatively and strategically. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: junior standing; restricted to Journalism Strategic Communication and Science and Agricultural Journalism Majors only.
  • JOURN 4952 Strategic Communication Research I: (3)
    [JOURN] [4952] [Strategic Communication Research I]
    Introduction to techniques and practice of strategic communication research. Emphasis on research techniques and use of research results, including consumer analysis, attitude measurement and evaluation of externally supplied research. Prerequisites: Restricted to Strategic Communication students only. Junior standing or higher required.
  • CAPSTONE: JOURN 4970 Strategic Campaigns: (3)
  • Take one of these:
    • JOURN 4050 Communications Practice (3) (With adviser-approved international focus.) or
    • JOURN 4198 Area Seminar (3) (With adviser-approved international focus.) or
    • JOURN 4350 Problems in Journalism (3) (With adviser-approved international focus.) or
    • JOURN 4650 International Issues Reporting (3) or
    • JOURN 4656 International News Media Systems (3) or
    • JOURN 4658 International Journalism (3)

Required Non-Journalism Courses (6)

  • MRKTNG 3000 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Another marketing elective (3)

Suggested Journalism Electives (7)

Journalism Study Abroad (6) It is recommended that the student study abroad in second semester of junior year or first semester of senior year.

Suggested Non-Journalism Electives

  • AG_EC 3150 International Agribusiness (3)
  • AG_EC  3271 International Agricultural Development (3)
  • AG_EC  3272 International Food Trade and Policy (3)
  • ANTHRO 3700 Cultures of Europe (3)
  • ANTHRO 3780 Cultures of Southeast Asia (3)
  • ANTHRO 4400 Language and Culture (3)
  • ANTHRO 4790 Culture and Society in South Asia (3)
  • ATM_SC 3600 Climates of the World (3)
  • BL_STU 4230 Women, Development and Globalization (3)
  • CHINSE 3300 Chinese Traditions and Global Integration (3)
  • FINANC 4720 International Finance (3)
  • GEOG 1100 Regions and Nations of the World I (3)
  • GEOG 2780 World Political Geography: Patterns and Processes (3)
  • GEOG 3530 Global Politics of HIV/AIDS (3)
  • HIST 3820 Twentieth-Century China (3)
  • HIST 3850 Islam and the West (3)
  • HIST 3870 Social Revolution in Latin America (3)
  • HIST 4870 Southeast Asia Since the Eighteenth Century (3)
  • HTH_PR 3400 Global Health (3)
  • KOREAN 4220 Korean Unification (3)
  • MRKTNG 3975 Current Issues in International Marketing (1-3)
  • MRKTNG 3985 Problems in International Business (3)
  • MRKTNG 4720 Global Marketing (3)
  • POL_SC 1400 International Relations (3)
  • POL_SC 4400 Theories of International Relations (3)
  • POL_SC 4420 Politics of International Economic Relations (3)
  • POL_SC 4440 International Organization (3)
  • POL_SC 4500 The European Union in the Global System (3)
  • POL_SC 4540 American Foreign Policies (3)
  • POL_SC 4600 Latin American Politics (3)
  • POL_SC 4610 European Political Systems (3)
  • RU_SOC 2010 Leadership in Today’s World (3)
  • RU_SOC 3235 Global Perspectives and Realities (3)
  • S_A_ST 3245 Nonviolence in the Modern World (3)
  • S_A_ST 4850 Traversing the Muslim World (3)
  • SOCIOL 3210 Sociology of Globalization (3)
  • SOCIOL 3255 Youth in Today’s World (3)
  • SOCIOL 4230 Women, Development & Globalization (3)
  • T_A_M 2400 Global Consumers (3)
  • T_A_M 3110 Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy (3)
  • T_A_M 4110 Global Sourcing (3)
  • T_A_M 4310 Global Retailing (3)