Minor in Journalism, Society and Culture
Director: Carolyn Kitch, Ph.D.
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Journalism
316 Annenberg Hall
This minor serves students in other majors who would benefit from a deeper understanding of journalism's role in society. Coursework explores the social, political, and economic issues that underlie journalism's role in public life. This minor has a natural affinity with the liberal arts and education. It offers students headed toward a range of careers — for instance, community advocacy work, teaching, media research, law, policymaking, public history, global development, and many other fields — a valuable perspective on how contemporary issues in journalism will impact their roles as citizens and professionals.
To earn this minor, students must complete a minimum of 18 credits.
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Journalism and Society|
|Communication and Public Life 1|
|Intermediate Level Courses|
|Select one (or both) of the following:||3-6|
|Writing and Reporting|
|Upper Level Studies Electives|
|Select four of the following (or three, if you have taken both Intermediate Level courses):||12-9|
|Contemporary Issues in Journalism|
|Race and Racism in the News|
|History of Journalism|
|Ethical Issues in Journalism|
|Gender and American Mass Media|
|Journalism and Globalization|
|Ethnic and Alternative News Media|
|The Business of Journalism|
|Research Colloquium in Journalism Studies|
Any 37xx level special topics course
|Total Credit Hours||18|
For Communication Studies majors only.