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Specialization in Black Cinema Studies: Aesthetics, History, and Image (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements MDAS03


The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media School Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • MSCH-F 309 Images of War and Peace in Public Culture (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 326 Authorship in the Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender, and Representation (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 377 Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
    • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship (approved internship at Black Film Center/Archive)
    • AMST-A 200 Comparative American Identities
    • CMLT-C 361 African Literature and Other Arts
    • FRIT-F 222 Media Studies in the Francophone World
  2. Specialization GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    3. Exceptions to specialization 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.