MIT is a flexible program that gives you the opportunity to build a degree program to suit your interests and goals. After first year, you’ll take a series of core, required foundational courses. In your senior years of the program, you’ll have the freedom to choose electives in MIT that cover a wide range of media-related topics.
Example of course plan for a student enrolled in an MIT Major:By the time they begin classes at Western, new students will have been admitted to a home faculty. Whether their home faculty is FIMS, or somewhere else on campus, they will need to take prerequisite courses in their first year if they intend on pursuing a degree in MIT.
Year 1 - First Year Program in FIMS
- MIT 1020E - Introduction to Media, Information and Technoculture (required to pursue a degree in MIT)
- MIT 1025F/G - First Year Foundations (required to pursue a degree in MIT)
- 3.5 additional electives
Year 2 - MIT
- MIT 2000F/G - The History of Communication (required)
- MIT 2100F/G - Political Economy of Media (required)
- MIT 2500A/B - The Meaning of Technology: Exploring the Relationship Between Technology & Society (required)
- MIT 2200F/G - Mapping Media and Cultural Theory (required)
- MIT 2025A/B - Research Methods for the Digital Age (required)
- 2.5 additional electives
Years 3 and 4 - MIT
- A student working towards an MIT Major would be able to select from a wide array of MIT and non-MIT electives in 3rd and 4th year. Students following other paths may have required courses in these years.