2020-2021 Catalog

Minor: Communication and Media Arts, 15 Credits

The Communication and Media Arts minor provides students fundamental skills in this growing field. The curriculum builds a strong foundation on which students select from a wide range of elective options that allows students to design their course of study in relation to their career goals and their curricular needs.

Observable learning goals of program:

  • Explain how communication shapes culture in interpersonal, group, and organizational contexts.
  • Demonstrate a critical and theoretical understanding of media texts or media institutions.


Required Course: (3 credits)

COMM 107Principles & Theories of Communication


One of the following: (3 credits)

COMM 131Introduction to Cinema Studies 


COMM 230Cultural History of Media


Three additional COMM classes required (at least two at the 300-level) (9 credits)

Note: The Communication and Media Arts minor is not available to students who have declared the following majors: Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media; Communication Arts; Digital Journalism; Digital Media and Video Production; and Public Relations and Strategic Communication.