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Undergraduate Minor in
Media Studies

Courses

The 18-credit Minor in Media Studies is composed of one required communications course and four elective courses selected in consultation with an adviser. At least 6 of your 18 credits must be at the 400 level. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Prescribed Course (3 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Mass communications in the United States: organization, role, content, and effects of newspapers, magazines, television, radio, books, and films.

Additional Courses (15 credits)

Select 3 credits from

  • 3
    credits

    The development of cinema to its present state; principles of evaluation and appreciation; examples from the past and present.

  • 3
    credits

    The development of electronic media and telecommunications, emphasizing social, economic, political and global impact.

Select 12 credits from

  • 3
    credits

    Examines diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in media content, media business, and media practice.

  • 3
    credits

    Nature and theories of law; the Supreme Court and press freedom; legal problems of the mass media.

  • 3
    credits

    Structure and functions of American and other mass communications systems and their relationship to political and economic systems.

    • Prerequisite

      ECON 102

  • 3
    credits

    Ethical problems in the practice of journalism; principal public criticisms of news media; case study approach.

  • 3
    credits

    The role of international media in communication among and between nations and peoples.

    • Prerequisite

      Select 1 of the following:

      COMM 100 or COMM 110 or COMM 118 or COMM 150 or COMM 180 or COMM 251 or COMM 260W or COMM 320 or COMM 370

  • 3
    credits

    Comparative study of modern mass systems and the evolution and structure of specific countries' systems.

    • Prerequisite

      COMM 410

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