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Mass Media Communication minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444,

This minor was not converted to semesters.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The mass media communication minor provides an overview of the history, development, economics, and regulation of the mass media in the U.S. This minor is closed to students enrolled in the following BS programs: professional and technical communication, advertising and public relations, and journalism.

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0502-444 Technical Writing
0535-416 Newswriting
0535-446 Writing the Technical Manual
0535-480 Human Communication
0535-481 Persuasion
0535-482 Mass Communications
0535-483 Small Group Communication
0535-580 International Media

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0535-416 Newswriting
0535-421 Public Relations
0535-450 Visual Communication
0535-452 Uses and Effects of Mass Media
0535-470 Law and Ethics of the Press
0535-471 History of Journalism
0535-482 Mass Communications
0535-534 Communication and Documentary Film
0535-550 Film and Society