Minor in Media Studies

Minor in Media Studies


The minor in media studies consists of a minimum of 18 credits in mass communications (6 required credits and 12 elective credits). All courses counted toward the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Permission is required to enroll in all courses except MASC 101. All students in the minor in media studies program are required to register with the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture prior to beginning course work. See our Advising page for information on contacting a School academic adviser.

Media studies course work will be distributed as follows:

Required courses – 6 credits (two courses)

MASC 101 Mass Communications
MASC 408 Communications Ethics and Law

Elective courses – 12 credits. Choose a total of four courses from the following lists.

(Students may take only one of the following two courses.)
MASC 203 Journalism Writing
MASC 204 Story
(Students may take only one of the following three courses.)
MASC 300 Technical Prowess
MASC 301 Graphics for Journalism
MASC 334 Public Relations Graphics
MASC/INTL 151 Global Communications
MASC 323 Public Relations
MASC 361 History and Development of Journalism
MASC 380 History of Advertising
MASC/AFAM 474 Minorities and the Mass Media
MASC 491 Topics in Communications