Documentary Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The Department of Communication offers three majors and four minors targeted toward careers or advanced study in the media professions— journalism, integrated marketing communications (advertising and public relations) and media studies.

Students completing the minor in Documentary Studies will gain a solid grounding in the academic and theoretical literature of documentary work in a range of disciplines in communication, history, art, journalism, and media studies. Students will be prepared to more effectively engage in the media-infused global marketplace.

Prerequisites

COMM 201 COMMUNICATION IN THE INFO AGE (formerly JOUR 201 COMMUNICATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE) is the prerequisite course for this minor (grade C or better).

Requirements

Six courses (18 credit hours) are required for the minor in Documentary Studies. Students must complete four core requirements plus two elective courses.

  • Transfer students must complete three courses (9 credit hours) at Roosevelt.
  • No Pass/Fail grades are accepted for this minor.
  • All courses for the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C (not C-) or better.
Core Courses
JOUR 307DOCUMENTARY VIDEO STORYTELLING3
JOUR 328DOCUMENTARY PHOTO3
JOUR 339WRITING NONFICTION: THE DOCUMENTARY AESTHETIC3
MED 221INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PRODUCTION3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
MEDIACULTURE 1
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP
PHOTOGRAPHY
WRITING FOR RADIO
PRODUCING THE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
LITERARY JOURNALISM
Total Credit Hours18
1

Rotating topics course.