A minor in mass communications requires at least six regular three- or four-credit JOUR courses. Minors will also be asked to write a short paper and attend a group assessment conversation during winter term of their senior year. This is not a minor in journalism. It offers liberal-arts breadth in mass media as a discipline and thorough exposure to the practice or craft but not professional preparation for a career. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.
1. JOUR 101
2. Professional Values: One course chosen from JOUR 242, 301, 344, and 345
3. Media Theory/History: One course chosen from JOUR 221, 225, 231, 296, 318, 319, and 338
4. Journalistic Practice: One course chosen from JOUR 201, 280, 297, 351, 357, 365, 371, and 372
5. Two additional courses in journalism and mass communications