The Department of Journalism and Creative Media offers the following minors:

News Media Minor

The proposed News Media minor is designed to provide students exposure to the news industry through utilizing diverse multimedia platforms. After receiving foundational knowledge in the gathering, analysis, and communication of information across all kinds of audiences, News Media minors will have the opportunity to select electives that allow for them to study principles, structures, and techniques of modern news and information industries or hone skills including writing, broadcasting, web design, etc.

Courses

MC 101 Intro To Mass Communication (3)
JCM 103 Mechanics of Writing (1)
JCM 180 Journalistic Principles and Practices (3)
JCM 303 News Writing and Reporting(3)
JCM 100-499 Elective (6)
JCM 300-499 Elective (3)

Total Hours: 19

Creative Media Minor

The Creative Media minor is designed to provide students exposure to the film and production industry by learning signed to provide students exposure to the film and production industry by learning the meaning of storytelling and how it influences culture and society. After receiving foundational knowledge in how to write, produce, edit, and critique fictional and non-fictional material, Creative Media minors will have the opportunity to select electives that allow for them to study principles, structures, and techniques of modern film and production industries or hone skills in writing, editing, directing, videography, etc.

Courses

MC 101 Intro To Mass Communication (3)
JCM 100 Introduction to Story (3)
JCM 112 OR JCM 145 Motion Picture History & Criticism Media Production for Non-Majors (3)
JCM 100-499 Elective (3)
JCM 300-499 Elective (6)

Total Hours: 18

Sports Media Minor

The Sports Media minor is a 19-hour mass communication minor for students interested in sports communication, focusing on writing and reporting. After receiving foundational knowledge in the gathering, analysis, and communication of sports-related information across all kinds of audiences. Sports Media minors will have the opportunity to select electives that allow for them to study principles, structures, and techniques of the modern sports news industry or hone skills including writing, broadcasting, or web design.

Courses

MC 101 Intro To Mass Communication (3)
JCM 103 Mechanics of Writing (1)
JCM 146 Introduction to Sports Communication (3)
JCM 303 News Writing and Reporting (3)
JN 325 Sports Writing and Reporting (3)
JCM 100-499 Elective (6)

Total Hours: 19