For students in the class of 2016: you are grandfathered into the MCMS minor (see requirements below).
For students in the class of 2017: you may be grandfathered into the MCMS minor (see requirements below). Alternatively, you may enroll in the new FMS minor. It might be possible for you to enroll in the new FMS major (please contact the program to inquire).
For students in the classes of 2018 and beyond: please enroll in either the new FMS major or FMS minor (you can no longer enroll in the MCMS minor).
Students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 pursuing an interdisciplinary minor in Mass Communications and Media Studies are required to:
1. Take Soc. 40 "Media and Society” (formerly “Introduction to Mass Media”), EXP 50 "Media Literacy," or an alternative approved by the CMS Director.
2. Complete four elective courses from the Communications and Media Studies Program's approved course list.
3. Complete either a Senior Project, or Perspectives Course, or an Option Course.
The four elective courses must be from at least three departments, and they must include at least one course in the disciplinary area of Social Sciences and at least one course in the disciplinary area of Humanities and the Arts. Students cannot "double count" a course for fulfillment of a foundation requirement and for the MCMS minor, and they may use a maximum of two credits from the minor to count also toward a major, another minor, and distribution requirements.
Students can take a maximum of 2 ExCollege courses to count for the minor except with the consent of the FMS Co-Directors.
Students may count one Media Practice course or credited internship in which they learn skills in media production (e.g. photography, journalism, video, film, multi-media, graphic design, advertising copy).
Students who are doing a Senior Project must also participate in a Senior Colloquium.
For a complete list of requirements for the MCMS minor, please consult the MCMS Minor Information Sheet. You must also complete a CMS Student Information Sheet.
If you are interested in becoming an MCMS minor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of CMS Forms — including information about Senior Projects,
Course Options, and Internships — click here.