Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication - Thread: Social Justice and Science, Technology, and Culture
The BS in Literature, Media, and Communication (formerly named Science, Technology, and Culture) is the oldest undergraduate degree program in the Ivan Allen College for the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. This program offers a thorough education in the different modes of representation that structure our increasingly technological and global world. Program graduates will have both significant theoretical and hands-on experience with novels, films, games, comic books, web pages, and scientific documents. By learning the modes of communication common to science, technology, and the humanities, LMC graduates are prepared to become leaders in education, business, and the arts.
LMC students take classes across six paths or “threads” of study, eventually choosing two threads as their major fields of study. These threads include Literature; Media; Communication; Social Justice Studies; Interaction Design; and Science, Technology, and Culture. This prepares them to intern in fields including journalism, marketing, graphic design, videography, and educational policy. Many LMC alumni go on to graduate school in literature, communication sciences, and interactive entertainment studies or professional school in law, health, and social work. Other graduates pursue careers in fields ranging from graphic art and photography to client advocacy and medical administration to library services and arts administration.
|APPH 1040||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1712||Mathematics for Management II||4|
|or MATH 1552||Integral Calculus|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Introduction to Computing||3|
|or CS 1315||Introduction to Media Computation|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|MATH 1711||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH 1551|
& MATH 1553
| Differential Calculus|
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The United States to 1877|
|The United States since 1877|
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
|Government of the United States|
|American Constitutional Issues|
|International Requirement 1||3|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|Science or Computing Electives 2||6|
|Modern Language Elective 4||3|
|Ethics Requirement 5||3|
|LMC 2000||Introduction to Literature, Media, and Communication 3||3|
|LMC 2050||Seminar in Literature, Media, and Communication 3||3|
|Select one of the following: 3||3|
|Seminar in Science, Technology, and Culture|
|Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory|
|Seminar in Biomedicine and Culture|
|Seminar in Media Studies|
|Seminar in Film Studies|
|Seminar in Performance Studies|
|LMC 2100||Introduction to Science, Technology and Culture 3||3|
|Historical courses 3,6||6|
|Literary/Film/Cultural courses 3,7||3|
|Issues course 3,8||6|
|Media course 3,9||3|
|LMC 3302||Science, Technology, and Ideology 3||3|
|Select three of the following: 3||9|
|Introduction to Gender Studies|
|Introduction to Biomedicine and Culture|
|Science, Technology, and Gender|
|Science, Technology, and Race|
|Environmentalism and Ecocriticism|
|Science, Technology, and Postcolonialism|
|Select two of the following: 3||6|
|Science, Technology, and Romanticism|
|Evolution and the Industrial Age|
|Science, Technology, and the American Empire|
|African American Literature and Culture|
|Ethnicity in American Culture|
|Women, Literature, and Culture|
|Gender Studies in the Disciplines|
|Technologies of Representation|
|Biomedicine and Culture|
|Intellectual Property: Policy and Law|
|Victorian Literature and Culture|
|Globalization and New Media|
|LMC Electives 3||3|
|Total Credit Hours||122|
Must be selected from the following list: Allow ECON 2101 or ECON 3300 or ECON 4311 or ECON 4350 or ECON 4351 or ECON 4355 or ECON 4411 or ECON 4415 or ECON 4620 or HTS 1031 or HTS 2036 or HTS 2037 or HTS 2041 or HTS 2061 or HTS 2062 or HTS 2082 or HTS 3012 or HTS 3015 or HTS 3028 or HTS 3030 or HTS 3031 or HTS 3032 or HTS 3035 or HTS 3036 or HTS 3038 or HTS 3039 or HTS 3041 or HTS 3043 or HTS 3045 or HTS 3051 or HTS 3061 or HTS 3062 or HTS 3063 or HTS 3064 or HTS 3065 or HTS 3069 or HTS 3087 or INTA 1110 or INTA 2030 or INTA 2040 or INTA 2100 or INTA 2210 or INTA 2220 or INTA 2230 or INTA 3010 or INTA 3020 or INTA 3031 or INTA 3101 or INTA 3102 or INTA 3104 or INTA 3120 or INTA 3121 or INTA 3130 or INTA 3131 or INTA 3203 or INTA 3220 or INTA 3221 or INTA 3230 or INTA 3231 or INTA 3240 or INTA 3241 or INTA 3301 or INTA 3303 or INTA 3304 or INTA 3321 or INTA 3330 or INTA 3331 or INTA 4007 or INTA 4011 or INTA 4040 or INTA 4050 or INTA 4060 or INTA 4101 or INTA 4121 or INTA 4230 orINTA 4240 or INTA 4241 or INTA 4330 or INTA 4331 or INTA 4332 or INTA 4333 or INTA 4340
Any CoS or CS course.
Minimum grade of C required.
Any Modern Language 2000-level or higher.
Students must complete one 2000-level or higher Ethics course during their program. For a complete list of Ethics courses, please see: /academics/undergraduate/core-curriculum/ethics/
Historical courses include any LMC 3100-level course
Literary/Film/Cultural courses include any LMC 2200-level, LMC 3200-level, LMC 3500-level, LMC 4300-level course
Issues courses include any LMC 3300-level course
International Plan (All Thread Combinations)
The LMC International Plan follows the Institute model to develop a global competence connected to the student's major program of study. It thus integrates international studies and experiences with work in a broad range of cultural and media studies, preparing graduates to critique and create cultural texts within an international professional environment. All students who successfully complete this option will receive the "International Plan" designation on their transcripts.
While following the basic LMC program of instruction, requiring a total of 122 credit hours of coursework, students following the International Plan will modify their program as follows. They will:
- take three Social Science courses, one each from the following categories: international relations, global economics, and a course on a specific country or region;
- spend two terms abroad engaged in any combination of study abroad, research, or internship;
- complete twelve credit hours of language instruction (by dedicating six credit hours of humanities electives, 3 credit hours of free electives, and 3 credit hours of the LMC language requirement to language study); and
- complete a LMC capstone course that links international studies with the major.
While all of the LMC degree combinations provide students with 14 credit hours of free electives, different options provide students with different numbers of free LMC elective hours. Students should contact the LMC advisor to learn about options for particular thread combinations.
Research Option (All Thread Combinations)
This degree option offers LMC students on all degree tracks the opportunity for a substantial, in-depth research experience. Students who pursue this degree option will learn how to design and complete advanced, multi-semester research projects through a combination of independent research, group writing instruction, and one-to-one work with a faculty mentor. Students are strongly encouraged at the end of their experience to work with their faculty mentor to develop a journal publication or conference presentation on the research in addition to the actual thesis. All students who successfully complete the research thesis option will receive the "research option" designation on their transcripts.
To fulfill the requirements of the LMC Research Option, students must:
|LMC 2699/4699||Undergraduate Research 1||6|
|LMC 4701||Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing||1|
|LMC 4702||Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing||1|
|LMC 4102||Senior Thesis||3|
Students will meet these requirements without adding additional hours to their schedules by
- Dedicating six credit hours of undefined LMC elective and/or free elective credit hours to undergraduate research
- Dedicating two more credit hours of free elective credit to LMC 4701 and LMC 4702
- Dedicating 3 hours of capstone coursework in the LMC major to LMC 4102: Senior Thesis.
Students may substitute audit hours of LMC 2698/LMC 4698 for equivalent hours of LMC 2699/LMC 4699. If they elect this option, they must add corresponding credit hours of an elective, for-credit class.
While all of the LMC degree thread combinations provide students with 14 credit hours of free electives, different options provide students with different numbers of free LMC elective hours. Students should contact the LMC advisor to learn about options for particular thread combinations.
BS/MS Degree Program
Students who wish to pursue the BS/MS combination in LMC and DM must apply to the School after completing at least seventy-five credit hours of work toward an LMC degree that includes the Interaction Design thread. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA.
Students admitted to the program will select the LMC 4400 seminar option and take a total of twelve credit hours of graduate coursework during their final undergraduate year. Six credit hours of that work, in DM media courses, will replace the STAC free electives and will count for both undergraduate and graduate credit. During the summer term after their fourth year, students will participate in an approved internship program. During the fifth year, students will take a total of twenty-four credit hours, including either LMC 6800 (Project) or LMC 7000 (Thesis), and with no more than three courses taken outside the DM program.