Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Communication Minors

Minor in Communication Studies

The minor in communication studies requires 21 credit hours including "CMST 220: Interpersonal Communication" and six CMST courses. "CMST 101: Public Speaking" and "CMST 110: Introduction to Communication Studies," which can be used for general education credit, cannot be used for the minor.

CMST minors must earn a grade of C or above or a GPA of at least 2.50 or above in all courses for the minor. They also must take "CMST 101: Public Speaking" or "CMST 110: Introduction to Communication Studies" to fulfill their oral communication general education requirement.

Minor in Electronic Media and Broadcasting

EMB minors must earn a grade of C or above or a GPA of at least 2.50 or above in all courses for the minor.

Requirements for Minor: Electronic Media and Broadcasting


EMB 110

Introduction to Mass Media


EMB 140

Introduction to Media Aesthetics


INF 186

Media Web Coding


EMB 210

Single Camera Production


EMB 215

Introduction to Audio Production


Select two 300/400-level EMB courses




Minor in Journalism

JOU minors must earn a grade of C or above or a GPA of at least 2.50 or above in all courses for the minor.

Requirements for Minor: Journalism


JOU 110

Introduction to Mass Communication


JOU 220

News Writing


JOU 230

News Reporting and Writing


JOU 485

Mass Communication Law


JOU 440

Media Ethics


Select two 300/400-level JOU courses




Minor in Media Informatics

MIN minors must earn a grade of C or above or a GPA of at least 2.50 or above in all courses for the minor.

Requirements for Minor: Media Informatics


INF 186

Media Web Coding


MIN 221

Visual Fundamentals for Digital Media


MIN 240

Introduction to Interactive Media


MIN 345

Introduction to 3D Modeling


MIN 352

Digital Media Projects


Select two courses from the following:

MIN 340

Media Scripting for Interactivity


MIN 381

Computer-Mediated Communication


MIN 375

Impact of Computer Games and Virtual Worlds


MIN 440

Advanced Media Interactivity


MIN 445

Intermediate 3D Modeling and Animation


MIN 452

Advanced Digital Media Projects


MIN 475

Advanced 3D Animation and Gaming




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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

Employment and Earnings of Kentucky College Graduates

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration


Emeritus Faculty


Kentucky Residency