Communication and Media Studies Department
Minor in Communication and Media Studies
The minor consists of 21 credit hours of courses in both the communication and media studies majors.
In order to declare the minor, students must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. and have completed the core competencies in Quantitative Reasoning and College Writing.
The minor consists of 21 credit hours of courses in both the communication and media studies majors. Students must receive a grade of C or higher in all required courses in the minor.
CMS Core Courses (9 credit hours):
CMS 102 Introduction to Communication
CMS 103 Introduction to Media Studies
CMS 200 Research Methods in Communication
CMS Areas of Study (12 credit hours)
Communication Theory (select one course):
CMS 242, 255, 265, 272, 290, 298, 330, 332, 345,375, 385, 390, or 398
Media Theory (select one course):
CMS 210, 240, 284, 286, 288, 294, 303, 310, 323, 350, 355, 370, 374, 375, 380, 384, or 394
Media Writing (select one course):
CMS 150, 202, 274, 205, 225, 300, 302, 305, 315, or 325
CMS Elective (select one course that you qualify to take based on prerequisites).
Communication and Media Studies Production Tour
Take a video tour of some of the production courses offered by Media Studies professors and instructors in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at USM. Thank you to Sokhean Jonny Ouk for producing this video.Learn More