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Journalism and Mass Communication

Located in Tower hall, this LLC is open to students majoring in Advertising, Electronic Media, Journalism, Mass Communication, or 2013-2014 JMC LLC GroupPublic Relations.

Students in the LLC will enroll in four courses selected from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate degree program.

Fall Semester:MC 1301, Introduction to Mass Communication. A survey of the mass media and other areas of mass communication designed to acquaint the student with the field of communication and what it offers.

US 1100, University Seminar. A one-credit hour course designed to help meet student's transitional needs. The course encourages reflection upon the value and nature of a university education, as well as helping students to develop strategies for life-long learning.

Spring Semester: MC 1100A, Careers in Media. This one credit hour course was designed with the LLC students in mind. Students engage in career exploration in the media professions.

MC 4381, Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media. Course covers the effects of the Internet and related technologies on the fields of journalism, interactive advertising and public relations, search engines, personal branding, social networking, and mobile platforms. Includes a lab that meets on a separate day.

Cassandra PenaStudent Spotlight

Name: Cassandra Peña

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas ‚Äč
Major: Electronic Media and Mass Communication

Who is your favorite professor so far? Dr. Fluker! I love her because I love what we learn in her class and she is like a mom to us!

What do you like about your learning community?   I like how we are given opportunities catered towards our future careers and it was easier for me to make friends. It’s cool hat we have the same classes. If anyone has questions, we can understand it together instead of being confused.

Fun Fact: I am a horror movie enthusiast and I love make up!


LLC Advisor

meeting with Mr. Bowers
2012-13 JMC LLC

Mr. BowersA 17-year veteran of higher education, Mr. Harry Bowers is the advisor for the LLC. He serves as Assistant Director, Senior Lecturer, and Senior Academic Advisor for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mr Bowers teaches the Careers in Media course that LLC students take during their spring semester. He lives in New Braunfels with his wife and two children, who have the same birthday two years apart!

102 Old Main/512-245-2656.

Out of Class Activities

at a TV station in Fort Worth
The LLC visited television stations
while attending the South Central
Broadcasting Society conference in
Fort Worth in October 2015.

In addition to social events such as tubing the San Marcos river, intramural volleyball, and frisbee golf, students in the Journalism and Mass Communication LLC have enjoyed many site vists where they can see their future careers in action. 

These include visits to media companies such as WOAI News 4 in San Antonio, the Austin American Statesman, GSD&M Advertising Agency, Edelman Public Relations, and more.

JMC LLC visiting GSD&M
2013-2014 LLC at GSD&M Advertising Agency
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trip to WOAI in San Antonio
On the set of San Antonio Living, News 4 NBC.

The LLC participates in Mass Communication Week every October. Students from the LLC regularly attend the Mass Communication Career Fair, held twice per year and sponsored by Texas State Career Services

The LLC always offers study sessions for the Punctuation, Usage, and Grammar (PUG) exam though the Writing Center. Every Journalism and Mass Communication major must pass the PUG before progressing in their courses. 

To Join

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Community Requirements to Join Deadline Additional Requirements
Journalism/Mass Communication Students majoring in Advertising, Electronic Media, Journalism, Mass Communication, or Public Relations. open until full None. First come, first serve.