Media and Communication Minor Requirements
The Department of Media and Communication offers four different minors — one that is general with a flexible approach similar to the major, and three that are more specifically tailored toward career interests in journalism, strategic communication, and digital cultures and technologies. The strategic communication minor may be found under the Media Management major page in the catalog, and the digital cultures and technologies minor is listed under its own heading in the catalog. Additionally, the College offers a minor in film and television studies. All of the minors are 18 credits.
Minor in Media and Communication
|COMM 100||Introduction to Mass Communication||(3)|
|Choose one:||COMM 250 Speech Communication||(3)|
|COMM 353 Public Speaking|
|COMM 354 Interviewing|
|Twelve credits of additional media and communication courses, with at least six credits taken at or above the 300-level.||(12)|
Note: Generally, only one course applied to a student’s major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the media and communication minor. However, marketing or human resource management majors who are also minors in media and communication may overlap COMM 253 and one other COMM course if that course is chosen as an elective in those majors.
A grade point average of 2.00 is required of courses taken in residence in the minor.
Minor in Journalism
|COMM 295||Multimedia Writing||(3)|
|COMM 301||Journalism I: Newswriting & Reporting||(3)|
|COMM 302||Journalism II: Advanced Newswriting & Reporting||(3)|
|Choose 9 credits:||COMM 103 Cardinal Courier Staff (1)||(9)|
|COMM 304 Magazine Writing|
|COMM 305 News Editing|
|COMM 308 Feature Writing|
|COMM 310 Sports Reporting|
|COMM 314 News Practicum|
|COMM 325 Sports Production*|
|COMM 336 Photo II: Media & Documentary*|
|COMM 361 Documentary Production*|
|COMM 362 Interactive Media Design*|
|COMM 365 Broadcast Journalism*|
|COMM 403 Cardinal Courier Editors (1)|
|COMM 487 Senior Project (with Journalism focus)|
* Students may petition the chair of the department to count as an elective at most one of the prerequisites for these five courses, which include COMM 231 - Video Storytelling, COMM 236 - Photo I, and COMM 269 -
Note: Only one course applied to a student’s major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the journalism minor. A grade point average of 2.00 is required of courses taken in residence in the minor.