Curriculum Guide for Minors

This minor is designed for students seeking to study the practice and art of journalim. The minor is open to any student wishing to study the skills of reporting and information gathering, interviewing, writing news pieces, and producing news content in varioius mass media, from broadcast news (television and radio), to print news (magazines and newspapers), to online news forums.

I. Required: 12 s.h.
  Writing for the Newspaper
Broadcast Announcing
New Media
MCOM 210
MCOM 256
MCOM 262
MCOM 258
II. Select two courses from below: 6 s.h.

Broadcast Journalism
Writing for Radio, TV, and Film

Fundamentals of Broadcasting

MCOM 301
COMM 215
MCOM 252

MCOM 257

  Media Ethics
Intro to Media Law & Regulation
MCOM Practicum
Multi-Camera Video Production
PHIL 231
MCOM 105
MCOM 361
MCOM 260
  Basic Photography
Digital Photography
History of Photography
Fashion Journalism
ARTS 210
CART 210
ARTH 221
FASH 300L 231
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.