Minor in Media Studies

Students pursuing the Minor in Media Studies engage media in a variety of critical contexts. Core courses in the minor include an introduction to media theory, visual media, the various persuasive uses to which media is put, and the institutional control and bias of mediated messages. Beyond these core areas, students choose 9 credits of electives informed by their personal or career interests—television, cinema, social media, propaganda, and gender and relational issues, to name just a few possibilities.