Minors & Certificates

Minor in Mass Media – 18 credits

MDIA 2000 – Introduction to Mass Media
MDIA 4350 – Broadcasting and Culture
MDIA 4400 – Media Criticism

Select three of the following courses.

MDIA 3450 – Media Ethics
MDIA 4100 – Media Economics and Management
MDIA 4270 – Diversity in Media
MDIA 4450 – International Media
MDIA 4800 – Media Law


Sports Broadcasting Certificate

 Admission requirement: Mass Media major and completion of Area F

MDIA 3060 – Sports Announcing and Reporting
MDIA 3500 – Broadcast News Writing or MDIA 3050 – Broadcast Performance and Announcing
MDIA 4964 – Sports Workshop
PHIL 3170 – Ethics and Sport or SOCI 3650 – Sociology of Sport or MDIA 4030 – Selected Topics in Mass Media

 

Institutional Cross-training Certificate for Journalism and Mass Media Students

 To earn an institutional certificate, students who are earning a minor or major in mass media will be required to pass the following courses with a grade of “C’ or better.

JOUR 3510 – News Writing
JOUR 3520 – Essential Reporting Skills
JOUR 4510 – Feature Writing or JOUR 4520 – Literary Journalism or JOUR 4550 – Reporting

To earn an institutional certificate, students who are earning a minor in print journalism or who are majoring in English with a journalism emphasis will be required to mass the following courses with a grade of “C” or better.

MDIA 3050 – Broadcast Performance and Announcing
MDIA 3500 – Broadcast News Writing
MDIA 4961 – Audio Workshop or MDIA 4962 – Video Workshop


Minor in Speech Communication – 18 credits

COMM 1110 – Public Speaking
COMM 2100 – Introduction to Communication Theory

Select four of the following courses, one of which must be at the senior level.

COMM 2300 – Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3000 – Quantitative Communication Research Methods
COMM 3071 – Argumentation and Debate
COMM 3100 – Small Group Communication
COMM 3320 – Nonverbal Communication
COMM 3500 – Fundamentals of Cross-cultural Communication
COMM 4060 – Persuasion
COMM 4120 – Theories of Public Communication
COMM 4130 – The Psychology and Semiotics of Communication
COMM 4170 – Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 4400 – Organizational Presentation
COMM 4430 – Ethics of Human Communication
COMM 4600 – Special Topics in Communication Theory


Health Communication Certificate

COMM 2100 - Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 3500 - Fundamentals of Cross-cultural Communication
COMM 4160 - Health Communication Theory 

One course selected from the following list:

PSYC 3220 - Adult Psychology and Gerontology
SOCI 3750 - Medical Sociology
NURS 3010 - Gerontological Nursing
MKTG 3100 - Health Care Marketing 
KSPE 3301 - Contemporary Health Issues
AFAM 3070/NURS 3070- Health Care Issues of Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.

Minor in Theatre – 18 credits

THEA 2750 – Basic Technical Theatre and Stage Lighting 
THEA 2800 – Fundamental of Acting

Select four of the following courses.

THEA 3700 – Play Analysis for Production
THEA 3740 – Theatre Management 
THEA 3750 – Costume History 
THEA 3760 – Lighting Design 
THEA 3770 – Costume Design 
THEA 3780 – Scene Design 
THEA 3800 – Scene Study 
THEA 3880 – Theatre History I 
THEA 3890 – Theatre History II 
THEA 3950 – Fundamentals of Play Directing 
THEA 4030 – Special Topics in Theatre 
THEA 4270 – Play Writing 
\THEA 4760 – Principles of Technical Theatre 
THEA 4770 – Scene Painting 
THEA 4800 – Period Styles of Acting 
THEA 4810 – Musical Theatre Technique 
THEA 4900 – Children’s Theatre and Creative Dramatics 
THEA 4980 – Theatre Tour 
And any of the following courses for up to 3 credits:
THEA 3710 – Theatre Performance 
THEA 3720 – Theatre Production 
THEA 3725 – Stage Management Practicum

Minor in Dance – 18 credits

DANC 3000 – Dance Composition
DANC 3200 – Dance Ensemble or DANC 3300 – Special Topics in Dance
DANC 3410 – Dance History
DANC 3500 – Teaching Dance Technique

Select from the following courses to complete the 18 credits required for the minor.

DANC 2600 – Ballet II
DANC 2700 – Modern Dance II
DANC 2900 – Tap Dance II
DANC 2910 – Social Dance
DANC 2920 – Dance Improvisation
DANC 3100 - Choreography
DANC 3200 – Dance Ensemble
DANC 3300 – Special Topics in Dance
DANC 3420 – Music Analysis for Dancers
DANC 3600 – Ballet III
DANC 3700 – Modern Dance III
DANC 3800 – Jazz Dance II
DANC 4000 – Pointe and Variation
DANC 4010 – Dance Kinesiology
DANC 4020 – Conditioning and Wellness for Dance
DANC 4600 – Ballet IV
DANC 4700 – Modern Dance IV
DANC 4800 – Jazz Dance III