Journalism and Media Communication (students with last names A-M)
Clark Building, Room C244
(970) 491-6310

Communication Studies (students with last names N-Z)
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 the Journalism and Media Communication major may not use JTC courses to complete this minor. Students in the Communications Studies major may not use SPCM courses to complete this minor.

Effective Fall 2021

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 342 Critical Media Studies
Select 15 credits from the following:15
News, Truth, and Deception
Media and Global Cultural Identity
History of Media
Multiculturalism and the Media
Public Relations
Persuasion in Strategic Communication
Media Ethics and Issues
International Mass Communication
New Media Trends and Society
Media Effects
Journalism, Peace, and War
Food and Natural Resources Communication
Strategic Multicultural Communication
Documentary Film as a Liberal Art
Evaluating Contemporary Television
Digital Media Cultures
Freedom of Speech
Evaluating Contemporary Film
Film History: International
Film History: United States
Asians in the U.S. Media
Film and Social Change
Gender and Genre in Film: Comedy
Gender and Genre in Film: Horror
Gender and Genre in Film: Other Genres
The Personal Lens – Making Media
Global Media Cultures
Chicanx Film and Video
Narrative Fiction Film as a Liberal Art
Program Total Credits:21