With permission of the program director, other relevant courses may be substituted for pre-approved NMCC courses by pursuing either of these options:
- Students may petition to substitute other relevant courses if considered germane to an individual student’s program in new media and culture. For example, a course on the topic of Copyrights (LAW 667) would be considered relevant to an Art History student’s research on contemporary appropriation art.
- Students also may petition to have non-new media courses count toward the Electives requirement if the majority of the student’s research in the course involves the production of new media content (websites, databases, blogs, digital arts, creation of new digital tools, etc.). For example, a course on Orientalism (COLT 562) in which the student created an interactive website on the topic of Edward Said could count toward the certificate in the Elective category.
To file a petition in Option A, please submit: 1. copy of the course syllabus, 2. brief statement of how it relates to your individual program in new media and culture.
To file a petition in Option B, please submit: 1. copy of the course syllabus, 2. brief statement of the specific new media content you created for the course and how it relates to your individual program in new media and culture. *Note: the statement must be signed by both the student and the professor of the course in question.
Petitions can be submitted in person with the Study Plan or sent to the attention of the Program Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org