Journalism and Media Studies Minor

Students studying media and journalism in the 21st century are both producers and consumers of content. Our unique program emphasizes the necessity for media professionals to engage in their geographic and interest-based communities. Courses in the Journalism and Media Studies minor will prepare you for careers in multi-platform journalism, the media industry, social media, public relations, academia, and more, while building and broadening your skills in engaging multiple publics and telling their stories in ethical, inclusive ways to foster dialogue and community building.

Required Courses

Complete ONE of the following Media Law and Ethics courses:

Complete ONE of the following Introductory Storytelling/Theory courses:

Complete ONE of the following Intermediate Storytelling/Theory courses:

Complete ONE of the following Advanced Storytelling/Theory courses:

Learning Outcomes

Basic Competency in Journalistic Writing

Students demonstrate basic skill in the craft of nonfiction writing.

Basic Competency in Journalistic Research

Students demonstrate basic skills in interviewing, information gathering, and analyzing sources of information.

Application of Skills to the Production and Presentation of Journalistic Projects

Students produce a portfolio of journalistic work that may include news stories, Web or print magazine pieces, documentary films, or other journalistic works.

Understanding of Basic Concepts in Media Theory and Media Literacy

Students demonstrate basic skills in media analysis, including being able to critique a mass media product such as a newspaper, newscast, or news website.