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This minor is designed for undergraduate students who wish to augment their main academic program with an intense experiential learning semester in professional and career media. Students attend the Washington Media Institute program in Washington, DC and are taught by Mason faculty, Washington Media Institute leaders and practitioners. Enrollment in the program carries a premium fee added to normal tuition.

The minor is available only to students who are accepted into the program by application to the Department of Communication, and enroll in credits dedicated to the Washington Media Institute Mason Semester, a semester-long program held in Washington Media Institute in Washington, DC.

Admissions

The minor is available only to students who are accepted into the program by application to the Department of Communication, and enroll in credits dedicated to the Washington Media Institute Mason Semester, a semester-long program held in Washington Media Institute in Washington, DC.

Policies

Students pursuing this minor must complete all course offerings with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. All fifteen credits of coursework must be unique to the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: PCM

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Coursework

Students complete five required courses, offered as individualized sections of COMM 487 Washington Media Institute. Specific course titles may vary from semester to semester. Examples are Entrepreneurial Media and Journalism and Social Justice. Various seminars, a technology workshop and internship may also be offered.

Take five sections of the following under different titles.15
Washington Media Institute
Total Credits15