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).

Ralph Blumenthal Talk

Ralph BlumenthalProfessors Matthew Killmeier and Jerry LaSala were recently awarded a Maine Humanities Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative Project Grant with matching funds from USM Provost Uzzi’s office.  The funds were used to bring Ralph Blumenthal, former New York Times investigative reporter to campus for a lecture and student workshop. Blumenthal and team won a Pulitzer for reporting on the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, which was the subject of his talk on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pulitzer-winner Ralph Blumenthal's recent talk at USM is now available as an audio file. Blumethal's talk was sponsored by a Maine Humanities Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative Project Grant awarded to Professors Matthew Killmeier and Jerry LaSala.

 

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