Media and Communication Studies
Media and Communication Studies minor
The MACS minor is an appropriate complement to several majors offered at UFV. For example, students may wish to combine it with the sociology/anthropology major offered by Social, Cultural, and Media Studies, or with an English or psychology major.
Students seeking careers in the technical areas of media production will find these courses very valuable, but will need courses from elsewhere to provide instruction in the mechanics of production. For example, while the film industry in Canada is studied, film-making is not.
Lower-level requirements: 12 credits
A minimum of 12 credits selected from:
Note: Students must take at least one of MACS 110 or 130.
Upper-level requirements: 15 credits
Note 1: SCMS 255 is a prerequisite for SCMS 355 and 356.
Students intending to take one or both of these courses should plan accordingly.
Note 2: Students who have taken one or both of the methods courses
(SCMS 355 and 356) for the sociology/anthropology major may substitute this requirement with a minimum of four additional credits from the list provided for the last requirement.
Note 3: Students doing a sociology/anthropology major and MACS minor: SCMS 334 and SCMS 460 may be counted as either sociology or MACS credit, but not both. Students doing a sociology/anthropology major and MACS minor should consult with the Arts Advice Centre for appropriate course selection.
For complete details on courses see the
course descriptions section.