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 or sociology/anthropology majors 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: 15 credits
• MACS 110 or MACS 130
• MACS 255 (see Note 2)
• 9 additional credits chosen from any 100- or 200-level MACS course or CMNS 180
Upper-level requirements: 15 credits
• MACS 355 or MACS 356 (see Note 3)
• A minimum of 8 additional credits chosen from any 300- or 400-level MACS course
• 3 or 4 additional credits from any 300- or 400-level MACS course, or from the following elective list: ANTH 401, AH 316, CMNS 312, CMNS 360, CMNS 412, CRIM 416, FILM 310, PHIL 323, SOC 335, VA 365
Note 1: Students doing a Sociology or Sociology/Anthropology major and MACS minor: MACS courses may be counted towards either the major or the minor but not both. Students doing a Sociology or Sociology/Anthropology major and MACS minor should consult with the Arts Advice Centre for appropriate course selection.
Note 2: Students counting MACS 255 for their major may substitute for this requirement a minimum of three credits from any of the other lower-level courses accepted towards the MACS minor.
Note 3: Students counting MACS 355 or 356 for their major may substitute for this requirement a minimum of four additional credits from any of the other upper-level courses accepted towards the MACS minor.
For complete details on courses see the
course descriptions section.