Media, Culture, and Communication Studies Minor

The Media, Culture, and Communication Studies (MCCS) minor is aimed at providing a focus for students who, while completing their humanities and social sciences electives, are interested in exploring the role of the digital technologies in the study of contemporary culture.

MCCS Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Project-based experiential learning
  • Facility with interactive digital learning tools and media
  • Familiarity with current and emerging technologies in media and culture
  • Media literacy from written, production, and analytical perspectives
  • Close reading and textual analysis
  • Critical thinking and persuasive writing

Minor Requirements

To earn the Minor in Media, Culture, and Communications Studies, students must select from the following courses, as listed below, earning a grade of "C" or better. 

Course Title Credits
HUMN4051MEDIA CULTURE & COMMUNICATIONS4
HUMN4053MCCS STUDIO4
Select three of the following electives:12
SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES JOURNALISM
PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
WEB ANALYTICS & MEDIA RESEARCH
MEDIA & INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING
COMMUNICATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
COMMUNICATING WITH VIDEO
TELEVISION STUDIES
GRAPHIC NOVEL TO FILM
CONTEMPORARY ART & THEORY
MYTH AMERICA: FROM COLONIES TO CULTURE WARS
HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC
SHAKESPEARE ON FILM
ART & TECHNOLOGY
Total Credits20

Special Topics courses in Humanities and Social Science (3800) when offered may satisfy one or more of the elective requirements1