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School of Mass Communication

Minors

School of Mass Communication Minors

The School of Mass Communication offers five minors. Students majoring in the School may not minor in the School.

Minor in Journalism

A minor in journalism requires these 21 hours of courses:
MCOM 2320 Issues in Mass Media Writing
MCOM 2330 Mass Media and Society
MCOM 2350 Beginning Reporting
MCOM 3360 Law, Policy and Ethics OR MCOM 4352 News Media and the First Amendment
MCOM 3365 Radio-TV Journalism
Six upper-level hours from one of the two journalism options

Minor in Media Production and Design

A minor in Media Production and Design requires these 21 hours of courses:
MCOM 2300 Introduction to Production
MCOM 2308 Introduction to Scriptwriting
MCOM 2320 Issues in Mass Media Writing
MCOM 2330 Mass Media and Society
MCOM 3345 Studio Production OR MCOM 4342 Movie Making Techniques OR MCOM 4354 Documentary Techniques
MCOM 3390 Nonlinear Video Editing I
Choose one upper-level elective from the Media Production and Design emphasis.

Minor in Strategic Communication

A minor in Strategic Communication requires the following 21 hours:
MCOM 2320 Issues in Mass Media Writing
MCOM 2330 Mass Media and Society
MCOM 2350 Beginning Reporting
MCOM 4380 Public Relations Writing
MCOM 4381 Public Relations Cases
ADVT 4310 Introduction to Public Relations
3 credits selected from among the following:
MCOM 4310 Media Sales
MCOM 4312 Management Strategies
ADVT 3300 Introduction to Advertising
MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing

Minor in Film

A minor in Film requires these 18 hours:
MCOM 2306 Introduction to Motion Pictures
Five additional film courses, at least one from outside the School. Film courses offered in the School of Mass Communication are:
MCOM 3355 History of American Movies
MCOM 3356 Movie Criticism
MCOM 3390 Non-linear Video Editing I
MCOM 4308 Screenwriting
MCOM 4320 Non-Linear Video Editing II
MCOM 4330 Lighting
MCOM 4342 Movie Making Techniques
MCOM 4354 Documentary Techniques
The following could apply, depending on the subject matter:
MCOM 4389 Independent Study in Mass Communication
MCOM 4390 Internship in Mass Communication
MCOM 4391 Co-Op in Mass Communication
For guidance in determining which outside courses are appropriate in a given semester, please contact the School’s Film Coordinator, Ben Fry, at bjfry@ualr.edu, or at 501-569-3250.

Minor in Mass Media – 18 hours

A minor in Mass Media requires these 18 hours:
MCOM 2320 – Issues in Media Writing
MCOM 2330 – Mass Media and Society
Four additional MCOM courses selected in consultation with and approved by a School of Mass Communication adviser.

Updated 9.9.2013