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Minor in Global Media (Minors)

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements GLVMDIAMIN

Requirements

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. Minor GPA. 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.
    2. Minor 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 minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. 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.

Minor 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 at the 100–499 level with the MSCH subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • 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
Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

  • ANTH-E 422 Native American and Indigenous Media
  • ENG-R 339 Freedom of Speech

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (JOURBAJ)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media (MEDIABA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts (CINEARTBFA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Design (GAMEDSGNBS)
  • Certificate in Journalism (JOURUGACR1)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor 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.