Communications Minor

Six courses are required for the minor:

Course Title Credits
Select one of the following two courses:
Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies 1
Introduction to Media Industries
Select one course from the media, culture, and society concentration of the major 2
Select one ethics, law, and policy course 3
Select three electives in COMC, DTEM, FITV, JOUR, or in appropriate related programs 4

Minors are required to complete this requirement by the end of the first semester of their junior year.


This includes any COMC course except COMC 2329 Introduction to Media IndustriesAny course with the COMC subject code or the COMC attribute code may fulfill this requirement.


See the below list of Ethics, Law, and Policy courses.


Any course with the any of the CMS subject codes or attribute codes (COMM, COMC, DTEM, FITV, or JOUR) may fulfill this requirement.

Ethics, Law, and Policy courses

Courses in this group have the CELP attribute.

Course Title Credits
COLI 4570Films of Moral Struggle4
COMC 3260Media, Regulation, and the Public Interest4
COMC 3310Ethics and Popular Culture4
COMC 3330Peace, Justice, and the Media4
COMC 3350Media Law4
COMC 3370Ethical Issues in Media4
COMC 3380International Communication4
COMC 4170Dissent and Disinformation4
COMC 4340Freedom of Expression4
COMC 4360Communication Ethics and the Public Sphere4
COMC 4370Ethical Controversies in 21st Century Media4
DTEM 2450Digital Property: Rights, Policies, and Practice4
DTEM 4440Privacy and Surveillance4
DTEM 4480Digital Media and Public Responsibility4
FITV 2670Television and Social Change4
FITV 4570Films of Moral Struggle4
FITV 4660Ethics of Reality Television4
JOUR 3740Ethics and Diversity in Journalism4
JOUR 3760The Journalist and the Law4
JOUR 4750Values in the News4
JOUR 4770Media Law and Journalism Ethics4


The minor in communications is available to students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center and Rose Hill, and to students in Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) and Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) who matriculated at FCRH or FCLC prior to fall 2016. Students may not major in any of the new Communication and Media Studies department majors (COMC, DTEM, FITV, or JOUR) with a minor in communications (COMM) or vice versa.