Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Journalism and Media Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Journalism and Media Studies is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of Journalism and Media Communications as it is being produced on the ground today.

Students in the minor program will benefit from working with the many facilities in the college which include a theater, sound recording technology studios, music practice rooms, and specialized art studios. Students will also benefit from collaboration with The UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, which, together with its partner The Boston Herald, conducts and reports on political surveys, hosts debates, and sponsors other political events on campus.

Program Requirements

The Journalism and Media Studies minor is open to all undergraduates and consists of an interdisciplinary program of 18 credits of required and elective courses.

At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above.

Required Course
JMS.100   Introduction to Journalism and Media Studies

Elective Courses

70.262  Digital Imaging and Photography: Photoshop
70.375  Language of Video
70.378  Interactive Media
70.385  Streaming Video for the Wed
79-380  Understanding Movies: Cinema as Social Commentary

Criminology & Justice Studies

42.223  Crime and the Media

Cultural Studies
58.225  History of Picturing
59.217  Media and Culture

42.221  Writing for Interactive Media
42.222  Oral Communication
42.226  Technical and Scientific Communication
42.300  Intro to Journalism
42.301  Newswriting
42.305  Reviewing the Arts
42.309  Writing About Issues
42.320  Personal and Reflective Writing
42.369  Reading and Writing New Media

43.347  History of Documentary Film
43.348  Making an Historical Documentary

Political Science
46.222  Politics of the Internet
46.318  Politics & Advertising
46.422  Political Communications and Media Studies

More Information

For more information please contact the program director:
Wael Kamal, Ph.D. 
Telephone: 978-934-4780