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The College of Communication, Media and Information at CU Boulder’s new interdisciplinary minor in Sports Media offers students the freedom to explore many aspects of one of the largest industries in the world. The minor harnesses the strength of all of CMCI’s academic departments to deliver an introduction to numerous fields in the sports industry such as sports journalism, promotion and publicity, the economics of the industry, and sports media relations.

 This minor allows students the opportunity to study sports as culture, as communication, as an industry and as a social force. All CU Boulder undergraduates, regardless of college, school or major, will be able to earn a minor that complements their major degree with a set of sports-related courses.

The sports media minor includes coursework from several of CMCI’s departments as well as other CU Boulder academic departments. The minor requires 14 credit hours for CMCI students and 16 for non-CMCI students.

For students inside CMCI, the minor can be declared through My.CU. For students outside of CMCI, the minor can only be declared once you’re enrolled in CMCI 2001. 

Required classes for CMCI students: JRNL 3804 (Sports, Media & Society; 3 credits) or MDST 3331 (Sports-Media Complex; 3 credits), and CMCI 3910 (CMCI Practicum; 2 credits).

Required classes for non-CMCI students: CMCI 2001 (Introduction to Sports Media Practices; 2 credits), JRNL 3804 or MDST 3331, and CMCI 3910.

Electives: All students must take one 1000- or 2000-level elective and two 3000- or 4000-level elective.

Elective options: JRNL 2014 (Race and Sports Journalism); RUSS 2222 (Sports and the Cold War); PHIL 2240 (Philosophy and Sports); HIST 2516 (America through Baseball); CLAS 3009 (Modern Issues, Ancient Times: Ancient Sports); ETHN 3024 (Introduction to Critical Sports Studies); COMM 3430 (Sports, Communication & Society); ETHN 3701 (Gender, Sport and Culture); ETHN 3702 (African American Sport Experience); ETHN 3704 (Athlete as a National Symbol); JRNL 3704 (Sports Reporting); JRNL 4704 (Athletic Media Relations); ETHN 4714 (Sport for Social Justice); JRNL 4714 (Sports Broadcasting); JRNL 4724 (Sports Announcing)

Questions? Contact the CMCI sports media minor associate director, Pat Ferrucci.