Minor in Media Studies
The minor degree in Media Studies provides students with an understanding of different roles that media play in society. The minor introduces students to humanistic and social science traditions of media research, teaches students about the influence that media forms and institutions have, and provides instruction in the critical evaluation of different kinds of media communication.
Overview of Minor Requirements
- Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
- GPA requirements to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.
- Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C- or higher.
- Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.
Core Course Requirements: 3 courses (9 credits)
|CMJ 376||Modes of Media Criticism||3 credits|
|CMJ 211||Journalism and Media History||3 credits|
|CMJ 203||Media Theories and Research Methods||3 credits|
Elective Courses (Select three courses from the following list)
|CMJ 100||Introduction to Media Studies||3 credits|
|CMJ 107||Communication and the Environment||3 credits|
|CMJ 245||Film Criticism and Theory||3 credits|
|CMJ 314||International Media||3 credits|
|CMJ 370||Visual Communication||3 credits|
|CMJ 367||Public Relations||3 credits|
|CMJ 375||Journalism and Media Law||3 credits|
|CMJ 380||Advertising, Media and Society||3 credits|
|CMJ 398||Topics in Media Studies||3 credits|
|CMJ 425||SL: Health Campaigns||3 credits|
Note: For Communication or Journalism Majors: No more than one course may count both in the major and the Media Studies Minor.