Languages and Communication Building 2400
Minimum Minor Hours: 18
This minor will serve students who are interested in pursuing knowledge of media to compliment majors outside the Department of Communication. The minor will help students understand how individuals and communities use, adapt, appropriate and are impacted by media in their personal, family, work and community lives.
Courses examine the relationship of media and ethnicity, gender, race, and social identity. Other courses emphasize the role of communication technology, new media, social media, and the relationship of audience, content and aesthetics.
The Media Studies Minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours, six of which must be upper division. At least one introductory course must be taken to ensure that students learn basic background concepts and the remaining credits are to be selected from a set of courses that focus on media studies.