Students pursuing an interdisciplinary minor in Mass Communications and Media Studies are required to:
1. Take “Sociology 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 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 CMS Director.
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.