Reporting and Documentary Storytelling Minor


18 credits in minor courses, including:

CORE WRITING. Choose 1 of the following:3
Topics in Introductory Writing
Topics in Intro Writing: Arts
Topics in Intro Writing: Sust
The Art of the Essay
MEDIA HISTORY/THEORY. Choose 1 of the following:3
Propaganda, Media, & Cit Respn
History of Television
Classical Cinema
Contemporary Cinema
Topics in Doc & Avt Garde Film
PRACTICE. 3 courses/9 credits chosen from the following:9
Journalism, the Essay, Digital Composing, Screenwriting
Activist Journalism
News Writing Across Media
Topics in Writing
Topics in Writing: Arts
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Topics in Comp & Rhetoric
Topics In Screenwriting I
Topics in Screenwriting II
Documentary Video
Introduction to Video Art
Doc. Film for Social Change
Community Media Production
Topics in Production w/lab
Topics in Production
Production Foundations w/lab
Production Foundations
Topics in Film Theory/Practice
Topics in Production II w/lab
Topics in Production II
Photography, Digital Image, and Design
Color Photography
INTERNSHIP. 3 credits chosen from the following:3
Internship: Community News
with an appropriate placement approved by an RDS advisor: CAS 2920, CAS 2991, FTS 3991, VS 3991
NOTE: Additional courses may be counted toward the minor with the approval of the directors.


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach the courses at the 2000-level or above applicable to the minor.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.