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Majors and Minors: Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary minor in journalism (21 semester hours)

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Don Hettinga

Take the following courses

CAS 230
English 245
English 265
English 380 or CAS 346

Three of the following electives:

Art Studio 255: Communication Design I
Art Studio 256: Introduction to Photography
Art Studio 305: Communication Design II
Art Studio 306:  Analog Photography
Art Studio 316: Digital Photography
Art Studio 355: Communication Design III
Art Studio 356: Advanced Photography
CAS 190: Intro. to Video Production 
CAS248/Engl 248: Writing for the Media
CAS249: Audio Design and Aesthetics
CAS 255: Documentary Film and TV
CAS 285: Advertising and Public Relations
CAS 290: Video Production II
CAS 305: Persuasion and Propaganda
CAS 351: Advanced Media Production)
CAS 352: Communication Ethics
ENGL 275: The Craft of Writing
ENGL 262: Business Writing
ENGL 301: Creative Non-fiction
POLS 318: American Politics and the Mass Media

Select interim courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Additional information

Learn more about journalism internships available through English 380.

Get involved in Calvin's student newspaper, Chimes.

Interdisciplinary minor in linguistics (21 semester hours)

Take the following courses

English 334
English 337
CAS 140
CAS 216
Three electives chosen with the program advisor

Career options

What can you do with your journalism or linguistics minor? Find out what other Calvin students in the English department have done with their degrees, and learn more about internships and applying to grad school.