The minor in news and media literacy requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in mass communication courses. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students may earn the minor in news and media literacy or the journalism and mass communication major, but not both.

The minor provides students with an introduction to news and media literacy; it does not prepare them for careers in media.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the minor in news and media literacy, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Lower-level introductory course 3
Advanced Elective courses 12
Total Hours 15