One internship course is required for the major. This requirement could be fulfilled by an external internship completed on off-campus study. Internships should focus on participation in some form of media content creation. For example:
Media and Communication students will be incorporated into the Sociology/Anthropology Capstone. The structure of the Sociology/Anthropology capstone is an intensive yearlong project that requires SOAN students to draw on skills and ideas they have already learned in their classes. Most write a senior thesis but in the past SOAN theses have frequently analyzed emerging media including one on memes, one on gender identity policing on the internet, and another on video game characters and their relationship to the player. Media and Communication majors will already have taken a number of Sociology/Anthropology courses and will bring a different set of questions to the capstone but not remarkably different than we usually see in the So/An capstone. Indeed, as sociologist and anthropologist we are continually modifying methods and concepts of our disciplines to respond to the current moment.