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- 3 years paid media.,School of Communications. Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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- 3 years paid media.

Minor in Media Studies

Minor Overview

Media outlets have the power to influence the government, society and the business world. News stories can shape perceptions and public opinion in profound ways. This program examines how the media landscape has evolved over time and addresses the industry’s need to continually adapt to new technology to remain relevant and effective. You’ll learn to spot trends and analyze consumer behavior in ways that complement your major in fields such as political science, advertising, marketing and business.

The program is flexible and can be adapted to match your interests and career goals. You will take several required courses focused around media industries and trends, then choose from a diverse range of communications electives. Plus, you’ll have access to our Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center—an all-digital media production environment where students create sophisticated broadcast-quality video content and programming, as well as high-tech multimedia productions for web and mobile.

Curriculum and Requirements

Media Studies Minor Curriculum

For students whose majors are outside the School of Communications, required minor courses are:

COM 120Media Industries and Trends3
MSS 220Media, History and Memory3
300- or 400-level media studies course3
Select three elective courses from media studies or another School of Communications department, depending on the student’s interests9
Total Credits18

For students whose majors are within the School of Communications, required minor courses are:

MSS 231Media and Society3
MSS 450Senior Seminar3
300- or 400-level media studies course3
Select three media studies elective courses9
Total Credits18

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