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 255, 265, 272, 298, 330, 332, 345, 385, 390, or 398

Media Theory (select one course):
     CMS 210, 284, 286, 288, 294, 303, 310, 323, 350, 355, 370, 374, 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).

The Cinema Studies Minor

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The Cinema Studies minor offers students a multidimensional understanding of film as form of art, product of industry, and mode of communication. The program can serve as a base of knowledge for students intending to enter careers in the media, as a foundation for further study, and/or as the opportunity to gain deeper insight into one of the most culturally significant media of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  For more information, contact Matthew Killmeier.

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