A minor is an arrangement of courses designed to provide the student with basic knowledge and expertise in a specific field of study. To be able to pursue a minor, a student must be fully admitted into any major outside of the School of Communication + Journalism. To declare a minor within the School of Communication + Journalism, students must contact the Office of Student Services located at BBC, ACII- 230. The department of Journalism + Media offers five minors. The following minors are not available to SCJ majors.
Minor in Journalism (18 Credits)
Learn how to get the story, interview, write, and report for the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and television and radio stations. This minor is for students who are currently pursuing a major outside of the School of Communication + Journalism and will give you additional knowledge to enhance your major.
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Minor in Global Media Communication (15 credits)
(Formerly known as Mass Communication)
Get basic knowledge about Communication from a global perspective and explore how it transcends Public Relations, Advertising, and Journalism. This minor is for students who are currently pursuing a major outside of the School of Communication + Journalism and will give you additional knowledge to enhance your major.
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Minor in Multimedia Production (15 Credits)
Get basic knowledge on how to edit videos, and use sound slides to create still pictures with audio, culminating in a multimedia project. This minor is for students who are currently pursuing a major outside of the School of Communication + Journalism and will give you additional knowledge to enhance your major.
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Need a promotion at work? Need to acquire new skills and competency in a brand new field? Or do you simply need to upgrade and enhance your degree? Whatever the reason, a certificate is a good way to go. The School of Communication + Journalism offers two certificate programs: Certificate in Media Management and a Certificate in Global Media Communication. Students must apply and be admitted into the certificate program.
Certificate in Digital Communication and Media (18 credits)
Learn to combine essential design fundamentals and combine them with modern visual media projects including graphics, web design, 3D modeling, and digital video to develop and introduce a range of potential design careers.
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Certificate in Visual Production (18 credits)
Learn and develop visual storytelling concepts, including script/story development, film vocabulary, directing techniques: camera placement, lighting, staging a scene and communicating with an artistic team.
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Global Media Communication (18 Credits)
(Formerly known as Mass Communication)
Develop competency in Communication from a global perspective and explore how it transcends Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism and Television.
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Certificate in Media Management (15 credits)
Develop competency and acquire skills in media management by learning about the media markets. Explore the role that television plays in affecting Advertisers and end users.
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Joint Certificate in Tourism Marketing Communications (18 Credits)
The Joint Undergraduate Certificate in Tourism Marketing Communication is an 18-hour program offered jointly by the School of Communication + Journalism and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The objective of this certificate program is to prepare professionals for a communication career specifically in the tourism industry. It is also appropriate to provide tourism professionals who have gained communication responsibilities with a broad overview of the basic concepts and tasks of mass communication. Non-SCJ Students will need permission to take MMC 4936.
This program is administered by the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Please contact them for more details.
Florida International University
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 N.E. 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181-3000
T: (305) 919-4500
F: (305) 919-4555
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