Minors in Communication, Media & Persuasion
Offered in conjunction with the Department of English and Philosophy, the Film Studies Minor offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to study and create visual narratives as an art form across cultural, economic, literary, global, and technological contexts. Course work includes instruction that traces the evolution of formal aesthetics, genres, and industry standards within the medium from early cinema to contemporary digital streaming services. Students in the minor will develop critical thinking skills by analyzing movies as powerful cultural texts and cultivate creative thinking skills and professional opportunities by learning how to develop, pitch, produce, and write original works within the entertainment and documentary narrative styles.
The interdisciplinary minor in Advocacy focuses on how to create persuasive messaging for advocacy efforts ranging from non-profit work to corporate social responsibility efforts. The minor is 18 credits (three mandatory courses and three electives) from the Communication, Media, & Persuasion and Political Science Departments. Note: POLS is scheduled to offer a Non-Profit Administration course (taught by Dr. Warnement) that is highly recommended and can be substituted for an upper-division elective.