In a university with a unique historical relationship to sports media, this 24-unit minor examines the role of sports media in culture, how the presentation of sports in media has evolved, how is has been shaped by cultural issues and itself, and how it has impacted culture.
The minor in sports media studies serves student interest in understanding sports media, how it functions, how to interact effectively with it, and how it has been and may be used for social change.
Requirements for admission are a minimum 3.0 GPA and completion of a minimum of 32 units (sophomore standing).
Required Core Courses:
COMM 381 Issues in Contemporary Sport
COMM 383m Sports, Communication and Culture
Electives (choose four classes from the following):
COMM 300 Foundations for the Study of Entertainment, Communication and Society
COMM 310 Media and Society
COMM 363 Media Consumption
COMM 387 Sports and Social Change
COMM 444 Critical Theories of Sport
JOUR 380 Sports, Business and Media in Today’s Society
JOUR 432 Sports Commentary
MOR 479 The Business of Sports
OT 333x Sports Ethics