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SCMA Minors

CMS Students at Orientation

Students from across the university can take advantage of the six different minors offered by the School of Communication, Media & the Arts: journalism, advertising media/public relations, film and television, sports media, digital communication, and performing arts. These minors allow non-majors to explore an area of focus within the fields of Communication and Media Arts while developing an understanding of media theory, history, and technical skills.

Minor in Journalism

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture                                         
  • CM 102 Introduction to Media Production
  • CM 125 History of Journalism
  • CM 211 News Writing & Reporting I
  • One of the following:
    • CM 226 Magazine Production
    • CM 229 Photo Journalism
    • CM 271 TV News Magazine Production I
  • One SCMA Elective

Minor in Advertising Media/Public Relations

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture
  • CM 102 Introduction to Media Production
  • CM 126 History of Advertising & PR
  • CM 227 Advertising & PR, Practical Applications
  • One of the following:
    • CM 230 Digital Publications
    • CM 257 Women and Advertising
    • CM 258 Social Media and Viral Campaigns
  • One SCMA Elective

Minor in Film and Television

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture
  • CM 102 Introduction to Media Production
  • CM 201 Art of the Moving Image
  • CM 212 Media Literacy
  • One of the following:
    • CM 121 History of Film I
    • CM 122 History of Film II
    • CM 123 History of Film III
    • CM 124 History of Broadcasting
  • One SCMA Elective

Minor in Sports Media

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture
  • CM 102 Introduction to Media Production
  • CM 252 Sport, Culture, and Media
  • CM 272 Sports Broadcasting I
  • One of the following:
    • CM 230 Digital Publications
    • CM 258 Social Media and Viral Campaigns
    • CM 274 Sports Journalism
  • One SCMA Elective

Minor in Digital Communication

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Culture
  • CM 102 Introduction to Media Production
  • CS 101 Web Design and Visual Tools
  • CS 104 Digital Animation and Gaming
  • CS 232 Human Computer Interaction
  • One of the following:
    • CM 253 Digital Culture
    • CM 254 Media and Democracy
    • CM 258 Social Media and Viral Campaigns

Minor in Performing Arts