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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Media Studies Minor

University Park, College of Communications (MEDIA)

The Media Studies minor is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge of the mass media from a variety of approaches, including aesthetic, humanistic, social-behavioral, and legal-policy. This minor is a theory-based rather than a professional program. In fact, students in the minor may not take professional skills communications courses as part of this program. The minor consists of 18 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level. The minor is not available to students enrolled in any of the majors in the College of Communications.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)


COMM 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)

Select 3 credits from COMM 110 GH(3), COMM 150 GA(3), COMM 118 GS(3) or COMM 180 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 12 credits from COMM 205 US(3), COMM 250 GA(3), COMM 261 GH(3), COMM 304(3), COMM 404(3), COMM 401(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 405(3), COMM 408(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410 IL(3), COMM 411(3), COMM 413W(3), COMM 418(3), COMM 419 US;IL(3), COMM 450(3), COMM 451(3), COMM 452(3), COMM 453 IL(3), COMM 454(3), COMM 455(3), COMM 484(3), COMM 485(3), COMM 496(3), or COMM 499(3) (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-05-022

Review Date: 2/26/08

Department head updated by Publications: 1/16/07


Publications: 02/17/05