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The Media School

Specialization in Media and Diversity (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements MDAS18


The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media and Diversity. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-F 309 Images of War and Peace in Public Culture (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (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
    • MSCH-F 377 Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
    • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • AAAD-A 330 African American Cinematic Experience
    • AAAD-A 359 Ethnic/Racial Stereotypes in American Film
    • AAAD-A 430 The Cinema of Africana Women
    • AAAD-A 447 Race, Crime, and Media
    • LATS-L 302 Latinos in the Media
  2. Specialization GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minimum Grade. 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. Minor GPA. 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.

Specialization Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.