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

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements MDAS03


The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media School Electives. Three (3) 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. 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.