MINORS

The Major Benefits of Choosing a Minor


Take a major step in your educational journey with a minor that can expand your skills and enhance your career prospects. Why minor?

A minor is a secondary area of study from your major or specific degree program. Although it is not a requirement for graduation, a minor provides a significant opportunity to "specialize" in a particular area or niche of your broader industry and gives you a way to pursue your interests in a field other than your major.

In addition, a minor shows future employers or graduate school admissions committees the diversity of your interests and skills; therefore, you might want to think about your future goals when choosing a minor. For example, if you are passionate about Art or Biology, a minor in Business or Computer Science will go a long way to increase your marketability after graduation.


Advertising

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area may apply specific courses in the public relations program (15 credits) toward a minor in advertising. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market. Students are required to take PR1, PR30, and CMA4. Then they choose one of PR53 or PR54 and one of PR55 or PR56.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Minor in Advertising

Required Public Relations Courses
PR 1 Introduction to Public Relations 3.00
PR 30 Using Business Software in Public relations/Advertising 3.00
CMA 4 Media Literacy: Behind the message 3.00

One of the following:

PR 53 Introduction to Advertising 3.00
PR 54 Advertising Copywriting 3.00
One of the following:
PR 55 Advertising Campaigns 3.00
PR 56 Branding: Integrating Communication 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 15
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.00

One of the following:

PR 53 Introduction to Advertising 3.00
PR 54 Advertising Copywriting 3.00

One of the following:

PR 53 Introduction to Advertising 3.00
PR 54 Advertising Copywriting 3.00

Broadcasting

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area may apply courses  (15 credits) toward a minor in Broadcasting. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Minor in Broadcasting Requirements:

Required Broadcasting Courses
BDST 11 Production Essentials: Audio 3.00
BDST 12 Production Essentials:Video 3.00
BDST 6 Intermediate Television Production: Studio 3.00
 OR
BDST 17 Writing for TV and Radio
3.00
BDST 57 Advanced Digital Editing 3.00


Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 15
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.0

Communications

The Minor in Communications offers students from any undergraduate major an opportunity to develop a range of communication skills which are increasingly important for success in a wide variety of fields. This minor exposes students to a wide range of writing styles and formats, interactive writing, such as blogging and online publication, speech communication and reporting. This minor is an excellent choice to prepare the student to meet many career challenges, and adds value to any undergraduate degree.

Minor in Communications
Required Communication Courses:
CMA 4 Media Literacy: Behind the message 3.00
JOU 3 Basic Reporting 3.00
ENG 186 Writing in the Digital Age 3.00
ORC 1 Public Speaking 3.00
Plus one of the following:
CMA 10 Media Law & Ethics 3.00
ENG 188 Writing in the Workplace: The Rhetoric of Professional Communication 3.00
JOU 41 Newspaper Laboratory 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 15
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.00

Fashion Merchandising

From the runways of Fashion Week to the windows of Madison Avenue and the retail racks, New York is the creative hub of the fashion business. The Department of Communication and Film’s new 18-credit Fashion Merchandising minor offers students unique access to this exciting and high-powered industry.

Instructed by fashion business experts, the Fashion Merchandising curriculum integrates an experiential learning component through our student-run clothing boutique, The Student Body, where you will contribute to the retail store’s success by helping to choose inventory, manage operations, and advertise to the campus community. Secure internship positions at top locations, such as Long Island’s luxury shopping destination at the Americana Manhasset and other top retail centers.

Required Fashion Merchandising Courses:

 
FM 10 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3.00
FM 12 The Business of Fashion Merchandising 3.00
FM 14 Math for Merchandising 3.00
FM 40 Fundamentals of Textiles 3.00

Choose two of the following:

 
FM 20

Buying for the Fashion Industry

3.00

FM 30

Advertising and Promotion

3.00

FM 50

Visual Merchandising and Display

3.00

FM 87

Fashion Internship I

3.00

Minor in Fashion Merchandising:  GPA Requirements 2.75 Overall GPA
Required Minimum Minor GPA is 2.75

Film Studies

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a minor in Film. The minor in Film adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Contact your academic and career counselor for additional information.

Non-film majors interested in minoring in Film Studies can choose 6 courses from the following list:

CINEMA 1 Art of Film - Silent Era 3.00
CINEMA 2 Art of Film - Sound Era 3.00
CINEMA 3 Major Forces in the Cinema 3.00
CINEMA 4 Major Figures in the Cinema 3.00
CINEMA 5 Art of the Documentary Film 3.00
CINEMA 9 Screenwriting - Short Form 3.00
CINEMA 10 Screenwriting - Long Form 3.00
CINEMA 28 Film Theory 3.00
*CINEMA 303 or 304

Film and Society 

3.00
*for students with a 3.3 GPA

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 18
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.25

Journalism

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area may apply specific courses (15 credits) toward a minor in journalism. The journalism minor provides you with strong reporting and writing skills that add value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market.

Contact your academic and career counselor for additional information.

Minor in Journalism
Required Journalism Courses:
JOU 3 Basic Reporting 3.00
JOU 4 Beat Reporting 3.00
JOU 5 Writing for Electronic Journalism 3.00
JOU 41 Newspaper Laboratory 3.00
CMA 10 Media Law and Ethics 3.00
JOU 20 – Visual Journalism (3 credits) is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 15
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.00

Public Relations

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply specific elective courses (15 credits) toward a minor in public relations. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Required courses consist of: PR 1, PR 2, and CMA 4. Additionally, you may choose one of PR 20 or PR 25, and one of PR 29 or PR 70.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Required Public Relations Courses
PR 1 Introduction to Public Relations 3.00
PR 2 Writing and Editing for Public Relations 3.00
CMA 4 Media Literacy: Behind the message 3.00

One of the following:
PR 20 Case Studies in Public Relations 3.00
PR 25 The Business of Public Relations 3.00

One of the following:

PR 29 Propaganda and Persuasion 3.00
PR 70 Research and Evaluation in Public Relations 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements:

Minimum Total Credits: 15 

Minimum Minor GPA: 2.75

Specialty Reporting

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in another subject area may apply specific courses (15 credits) toward a minor in Specialty Reporting. This minor provides you with skills in reporting and writing that, when combined with your major field, can open up additional career options to you.

Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Minor in Specialty Reporting
Required Specialty Reporting Courses:
JOU 3 Basic Reporting 3.00
JOU 4 Beat Reporting 3.00
JOU 5 Writing for Electronic Journalism 3.00
CMA 10 Media Law and Ethics 3.00
JOU 89 Specialty reporting independent study 3.00

The purpose of this minor is to offer students in any other major in the university a chance to develop reporting skills relevant to their major field of study. The final course for this minor (JOU 89) is a reporting project to be carried out in consultation with a member of the faculty in the student's major department, and a journalism faculty member, resulting in a reporting piece in the student's major field of study.

Elective Communications & Film Courses

JOU 41/Newspaper Laboratory - strongly encouraged, but not required.

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 15
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.00

CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean