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 options for required courses. For the list of elective courses, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours

One of these:

  • JMC:1100 Introduction to Media Effects
  • JMC:1200 Introduction to Media and Culture
  • JMC:1300 Introduction to Journalism and Strategic Communication
  • JMC:1500 Introduction to Social Media

One of these:

  • JMC:2600 Freedom of Expression
  • JMC:2700 Media Ethics and Diversity
Elective courses 9
Total Hours 15