Media & Communication Studies - MINOR

The minor in Media & Communication Studies offers students a robust set of courses designed to prepare them for tomorrow’s ever-changing media work. Students receive a well-rounded survey of media theories by taking coursework alongside Media & Communication Studies majors and studying with program faculty. The minor provides an opportunity to develop a rich acquaintance with production tools and technologies as well as hone one’s skills in writing, research and analysis. Topics reflect the historical and contemporary interests of the field across all major media, from photographs and motion pictures to music and news.

Media & Communication Studies


MCST1005Introduction to Media & Communication Studies3
MCST1150Introduction to Media Production3
or MCST2450 Writing in Digital Media
MCST2010Media Industries3
or MCST2030 Media Texts
or MCST2050 Media Audiences
Principles: Choose one of the following electives: *3
Media Identities
Critical Perspectives on New Media
Radio, Records and Popular Music
History of Photography
Global Media
Media & Popular Culture
Media Theory
Special Topics in Media Studies
Practices: Choose one of the following electives: *3
Advanced Business Communication
Introduction to Food Writing
Introduction to Fashion Writing
Food Media Presentation Skills
Narrative Filmmaking
Documentary Filmmaking
Total Credits15.0

Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites.

If a minor course is listed as a major course in a student’s major program, the student must choose additional courses from an elective list to complete the minor. Please see the Minors, Specializations and Certificates page for additional information.