Curriculum Guide for Minors
Documentary Studies

This minor is designed for students seeking to study the meaning and the making of creative non-fiction stories in video and audio formats. Students will gain a background in the history and philosophy of this mass media genre, as well as gain advanced-level skills in video documentary and audio documentary production.

I. Required Courses: 12 s.h.
  Writing for Radio, TV and Film
The Documentary Tradition
Audio Documentary Production
Video Documentary Production
MCOM 252
MCOM 279
MCOM 353
MCOM 362M 350
II. Select two below: 6 s.h.
Gender Communication
African-Americans and Latinos in Film and TV
New Media
Mass Media and Culture
Basic Film Production
Art of the Motion Picture
The Development of Film
Great Films of Great Directors
Film Genres
Broadcast Journalism
Advanced Film Production
COMM 215
COMM 241
ALS 208
MCOM 256
MCOM 258
MCOM 259
MCOM 262
MCOM 280
MCOM 281
MCOM 283
MCOM 284
MCOM 285
MCOM 301
MCOM 380
18 s.h.

Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.