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The Media School

Minor in Global Media (Minors)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements GLVMDIAMIN

The Minor in Global Media considers media in a global context. Media production, circulation and impacts do not respect regional or national boundaries. Understanding how messages and concepts travel, shape opinion and impact the flow of intellectual capital and social concepts is essential. This program of study provides a set of perspectives and critical tools that allow students pursuing a wide variety of careers to address these issues as they impact their work. The lists of upper-level courses represent a variety of approaches and skills and incorporate the potential for international fieldwork. The role of media as a means of cultural expression and entertainment are represented by the film courses, while a number of courses on the practice of journalism look at this aspect of media as a social institution.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Media. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 101 Media
  2. Introduction to Global Media. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 206 Media Reporting in a Global World
    • MSCH-C 214 Race, Prejudice, and the Media
    • MSCH-C 219 Media in the Global Context
    • MSCH-C 247 Screen Cultures
    • MSCH-C 249 Media Technologies and Culture
  3. Advanced Global Media Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-A 315 Advertising and Consumer Culture
    • MSCH-D 301 Media Technologies and Culture II
    • MSCH-D 302 Games, Culture, and Society
    • MSCH-D 331 Social Media Cultures
    • MSCH-D 413 Global Screen Cultures
    • MSCH-F 377 Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
    • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas
    • MSCH-G 444 Viewing History Through Games
    • MSCH-J 448 Global Journalism: Issues and Research
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-M 332 Media Law for Producers
    • MSCH-M 411 Media Industries and Cultural Production
    • MSCH-M 413 Global Media Issues
    • MSCH-T 427 International Media Networks
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.