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.