Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Communication Studies

Written by: Sharon Ladenson Initial draft: March 22, 2005. Updated: March 15, 2015.

Purpose or Scope of Collection

Curricular/Research/Programmatic Needs

The collection supports the curricular and research needs of undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students and faculty from the departments of Communication and Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (TISM). The College of Communication Arts and Sciences offers various degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs specific to communication and telecommunication include the following: B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication; M.A. in Digital Media Arts & Technology, Information and Telecommunication Management, Information, Policy and Society, and Serious Game Design; M.A. in Health and Risk Communication; and Ph.D. in Mass Media. The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law (housed within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences) supports current research on information and communication policy, management, and law.

Undergraduate students in the Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media program can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Technology, or a Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication Technology. TISM undergraduates can also pursue a multidisciplinary specializations in the areas of information technology, game design and development, design, information communication technology for development, fiction film production, and documentary studies. 


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