Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

Minor

Credits

28

Locations

Mankato

Mass Media Minor

Program Requirements

Core

This course helps students develop a flexible writing process, practice rhetorical awareness, read critically to support their writing, research effectively, represent others ideas in multiple ways, reflect on their writing practices, and polish their work.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1A

Nature, functions, responsibilities and effects of the media in contemporary society.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-09

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Basic techniques of gathering information and writing readable and accurate media stories.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, MASS 110

Principles of the First Amendment, libel, fair trial, privacy, access to news, pornography and regulation of radio and television.

Prerequisites: MASS 221W

Study, analysis and criticism of the mass media, their ethics and performance.

Prerequisites: MASS 221W

Unrestricted Electives

Choose 8 Credit(s). A limited set of courses are offered at the Normandale Partnership Center. Consult with an advisor on course offerings.

Prerequisites: none