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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Dec 08, 2021
 
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Journalism and Mass Communications / Law, M.M.C. / J.D.


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  • School of Law

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications in cooperation with the University of South Carolina School of Law offers a combined degree program that permits a student to obtain the J.D. and Master of Mass Communications (M.M.C.) degrees in approximately four years. Through the combined program, the total course load may be reduced from that required if the two degrees were earned separately since 9 hours of electives towards the J.D. may be earned in the Mass Communication program. Students in the M.M.C. program may use up to 9 hours of law course credit as electives. Prior to obtaining permission to the combined degree program, a student must be admitted to both the School of Law and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Degree Requirements M.M.C. (36 Hours) / J.D. (90 Hours)

Masters of Mass Communications Integrated Communications Area of Emphasis


Year 1 - Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • LAWS 524 - Criminal Law
  • LAWS 505 - Contracts I
  • LAWS 510 - Property I
  • LAWS 530 - Torts I
  • LAWS 537 - Legal Research
  • LAWS 535 - Legal Writing I

Year 1 - Spring Semester (16 Hours)


  • LAWS 525 - Constitutional Law I
  • LAWS 545 - Civil Procedure I
  • LAWS 506 - Contracts II
  • LAWS 511 - Property II
  • LAWS 531 - Torts II
  • LAWS 536 - Legal Writing II

Year 1 - Summer Semester


  • Clerkship
  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Year 2 - Fall Semester (15 Hours)


Year 2 - Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 5 courses selected from the Law School

Year 2 - Summer Semester


  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and/or Camp Carolina and/or clerkship

Year 4 - Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School

Year 4 - Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School

Masters of Mass Communications General Area of Emphasis


Year 1 - Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • LAWS 524 - Criminal Law
  • LAWS 505 - Contracts I
  • LAWS 510 - Property I
  • LAWS 530 - Torts I
  • LAWS 537 - Legal Research
  • LAWS 535 - Legal Writing I

Year 1 - Spring Semester (16 Hours)


  • LAWS 525 - Constitutional Law I
  • LAWS 545 - Civil Procedure I
  • LAWS 506 - Contracts II
  • LAWS 511 - Property II
  • LAWS 531 - Torts II
  • LAWS 536 - Legal Writing II

Year 1 - Summer Semester


  • Clerkship
  • Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Year 2 - Fall Semester (15 Hours)


Year 2 - Spring Semester (15 Hours)


  • 5 courses selected from the Law School

Year 2 - Summer Semester


Option to enroll in graduate-level courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and/or Camp Carolina and/or clerkship

Year 3 - Spring Semester (12 Hours)


Year 3 - Summer Semester


Year 4 - Fall Semester (15 Hours)


  • 4 courses selected from the Law School

Year 4 - Spring Semester (15 Hours)


Note


Three courses (9 hours) may count for dual credit. Therefore, a student enrolled in the dual program will have a Program of Study for the School of Law showing a total of 91 credit hours, and a Program of Study for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications showing a total of 36 credit hours.

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