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The Media School

Minor in Media, Sex and Gender (Minors)

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

The Media, Sex and Gender minor studies the highly complex and controversial role that mediated messages about sexuality and gender play in contemporary society. The minor allows The Media School to collaborate with a number of departments working on gender in media using their distinctive methods and approaches. The list of upper-level courses represents a variety of approaches and skills allowing students to engage with sexuality and gender by focusing on its construction and representation in film, through the study of these topics as their intersect with technology, as well as the investigation of these phenomena as broadly social constructs. Courses will investigate questions of ethical behavior, pleasure, consumption, and psychological impacts.

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 Media, Sex and Gender. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 211 Screening Gender and Sexuality when taken Summer 2024 or later
    • MSCH-C 212 Screening Race and Ethnicity when taken prior to Summer 2024
    • MSCH-C 216 Social Scientific Perspectives of Gender and Media
    • MSCH-C 218 Sports, Media and Society when taken Summer 2024 or later
    • MSCH-C 247 Screen Cultures when taken Summer 2024 or later
  3. Advanced Media, Sex and Gender Electives.
    1. Media School Electives. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-F 370 Women Directors when taken Summer 2024 or later
      • MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender, and Representation
      • MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-J 326 Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Media when taken Summer 2024 or later
      • MSCH-S 310 Sex in the Media
      • MSCH-V 470 Issues in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. Additional Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • Additional course from the Media School Elective list above
      • AAAD-A 222 Black Women Artists when taken Summer 2024 or later
      • AAAD-A 430 The Cinema of Africana Women
      • GNDR-G 310 Representation and the Body
      • GNDR-G 325 Technologies of Gender
      • GNDR-G 325 Gender and Celebrity Studies
      • GNDR-G 330 Looking Like a Feminist: Visual Culture and Critical Theory
      • INTL-I 425 Gender: International Perspectives
      • SOC-S 422 Constructing Sexuality
  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:

  • CMCL-C 121
  • CMCL-C 122
  • CMCL-C 228
  • CMCL-C 339
  • CMCL-C 427
  • CMCL-C 430

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.