Journalism and Media Communication
Clark Building, Room C244
(970) 491-6310

Communication Studies
Behavioral Sciences Building, Room A203
(970) 491-6140

The Media Studies minor provides a foundation for understanding the impacts and roles of mass media in society. Courses focus on media and film history, criticism, law, ethics, social effects, cultural consequences, and multicultural and international media issues. The minor is offered jointly by the Department of Journalism and Media Communication and the Department of Communication Studies. Students in these majors may not declare the Media Studies minor.

Effective Spring 2014

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
JTC 100Media in Society (GT-SS3)3
or SPCM 100 Communication and Popular Culture (GT-AH1)
Upper Division
JTC 415Communications Law3
or SPCM 349 Freedom of Speech
Select 15 credits from the following:15
History of Media
Multiculturalism and the Media
Public Relations
Media Ethics and Issues
International Mass Communication
New Communication Technologies and Society
Media Effects
Documentary Film as a Liberal Art
Evaluating Contemporary Television
Critical Media Studies
Virtual Culture and Communication
Evaluating Contemporary Film
History and Appreciation of Film
Asians in the U.S. Media
Film and Social Change
Gender and Genre in Film
Chicanx Film and Video
Narrative Fiction Film as a Liberal Art
Program Total Credits:21