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Minors

The Department of Communication and Media offers students the opportunity to minor in two areas, Communication or Journalism. Below are outlines of required coursework. Any SUNY New Paltz student wishing to declare a minor may do so by visiting the department.

Communication Studies Minor Plan
322 - Communication Minor Code
Liberal Arts Curriculum
18 Credit Hours

Course #
Title
Credits
Select two of the following
6
90101
Media & Society
3
90102
Intro to Communication
3
90104
Public Speaking
3
Select one of the following
3
90202
Interpersonal Communication
3
90204
Small Group Communication
3
90257
Storytelling and Culture
3
90357
Argumentation
3
90360 Organizational Communication One
3
 
Elective Courses
9
 
TOTAL
18
  1. Grades less than C- are not accepted in Communication Department Minor courses.
  2. A C average in Communication Department courses is required for degree application.

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What about majoring in Communication or Radio/TV Production?

Journalism Minor Plan
356 - Journalism Minor Code
Liberal Arts Curriculum
18 Credit Hours

Course #
Title
Credits
Required:
3
53230
Journalism I
4
One of the following:
3-4
53232 Journalism II
4
53314 Feature Writing
4
53313 Public Affairs and Reporting
3
53312 Copyediting & Layout
3
Two of the following:
6
53452 Mass Media Law
3
53347 Ethics in Journalism
3
53464 Press in America
3
53334 Literature in Journalism  
The following:  
90490 Journalism Fieldwork (Internship-Comm/Media) 3 or 4
90491 Internship Seminar 1

Students must complete fieldwork at a newspaper or magazine. This fieldwork would mean working 8-12 hours a week for 15 weeks, or an equivalent number of hours in a summer. See department secretary for fieldwork requirements.

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Film and Video Studies Minor Requirements.…….18-21 credits

 

I. Acceptance Requirement

 Completion of 30 college credits with proof of a minimum grade point average of 2.50 and approval of one of the Minor Co-Chairs.

 

II. Minor Requirements……Course Sequence minimum of 18 credits

 A. ARH 348 History of Film (3)………………….3 credits

 B. Core Requirement……………………………..3 credits

 Select one of the following:

 CMM215 Digital Storytelling (3) – Required if taking Production Concentration.

CMM321 Milestones in Documentary (3)

 C. Concentration Requirements.……………………12-15 credits

Choose one of the following Concentrations:

Production Concentration

 Select two of the following (6 credits):

 ARS334 Digital Video (3)

CMM319 Electronic Media Writing (3)

CMM419 Screenwriting (3)

ENG348 Dramatic Writing for Stage and Screen (3)

MUS350 Computer and Electronic Music (3)

MUS380 Basic Recording Techniques (3)

 Plus two Criticism and Cinema OR Culture and History Through Cinema courses from course lists below (6 credits.)

 Cinema Criticism and Culture Concentration

 Select four courses from the Criticism and Cinema and Culture and History Through Cinema course lists below (12 credits):

 Course Lists

 Criticism and Cinema

CMM321 Milestones in Documentary (3)

CMM433 Aesthetics and Criticism of Television (3)

CHI299 Contemporary Asian Film (1)

ENG372 Fiction into Film (3)

ITA375 Italian Cinema (4)

 Culture and History Through Cinema

 CMM331 Broadcast and Cable History (3)

CMM341 Cultural Diversity in U.S. Film (3)

ENG368 The Jewish American Experience in Literature and Film (3)

GER319 Women in German Literature & Film (4)

ITA261 Italian Society in Film (4)

SOC361 Images of Poverty in Film (3)

 

*Please note: Majors in Communication and Media or Journalism (as well as concentrations within these majors: Organizational Communication, Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication, Public Communication and Public Relations) must take nine credits outside of their major (CMM and/or JRN) in order to complete the minor.

 

**Please note: additional classes will appear on the above course lists. Advisors must guide students into the appropriate classes.

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