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).

The Audio and Video Production Minor

The minor in Audio and Video Production

The Audio and Video Production minor offers students an understanding of the processes involved in conceptualizing, writing, designing, and producing works in media based on the effective principles and practices of media aesthetics for target audiences. This minor will equip students with the information and tools necessary to create, manage, and evaluate audio and video works as vehicles of communication.

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