2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Advertising Minor

Program Coordinator/Contact
Mary Arnold, Department Head
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Yeager Hall 211
E-mail: mary.arnold@sdstate.edu

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Program Information
The Advertising minor program is open to students majoring in all fields. The program prepares students with effective written and visual communication, critical thinking, design, and research skills.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing a minor in Advertising will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society;
  • understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information;
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
  • think critically, creatively and independently;
  • write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve;
  • apply current tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work, and to understand the digital world.

Academic Requirements
Advertising minors must have grades of “C” or better in the program’s courses.

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
The Department is accredited by the national accrediting body of journalism and mass communication, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Equipment and Supplies
Students are encouraged to purchase a laptop (Apple Mac preferred) and software appropriate for the discipline.

Course Delivery Format
The Department offers coursework in classroom, studio, online, and field-based settings.