College of Communication and Information
School of Media and Journalismwww.kent.edu/mdj
About This Program
Whether using a camera, a microphone, a smartphone or a laptop, the journalism minor helps students develop critical skills that equip them for storytelling in all its forms. With a grounding in ethics and an understanding of media’s role in democratic society, students learn the value of critical thinking, information gathering and the ability to make sense of it for others.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Create news and information content to cover the diversity of groups in a global society and reflect appreciation for individual differences.
- Develop skills in planning, researching, gathering, writing and producing audience-focused news and information content.
- Critically evaluate news and information sources and demonstrate an understanding of the impact media messages have on audiences and society.