The Journalism and Media Studies minor allows you to explore your interests in journalism and media while tailoring your minor curriculum so it can be integrated with many major programs at CSUMB. The minor brings together media theory and journalism skills courses with opportunities for practical application. You will acquire the critical, analytical, writing and research skills to create journalistic products and analyze the mass media.
Complete one of the following:
Complete two of the following:
Complete one upper-division course from another department related to journalism and media analysis. This could include CST courses in multimedia or publication design; GS courses in global media; Cinematic Arts courses in storytelling, film, audio, video, or new media production; MPA courses in sound production; or other courses. You must present a rationale that the course is in some way related to their interest in journalism and media analysis.
Students demonstrate basic skill in the craft of nonfiction writing.
Students demonstrate basic skills in interviewing, information gathering, and analyzing sources of information.
Students produce a portfolio of journalistic work that may include news stories, Web or print magazine pieces, documentary films, or other journalistic works.
Students demonstrate basic skills in media analysis, including being able to critique a mass media product such as a newspaper, newscast, or news website.