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The Media School

Minor in Media and Diversity (Minors)

Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements MDIADIVMIN

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Media and Diversity. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 214 Race, Prejudice, and the Media
    • MSCH-C 218 Sports, Media and Society
    • MSCH-C 219 Media in the Global Context
    • MSCH-C 233
  2. Advanced Media and Diversity Electives.
    1. Media School Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • MSCH-C 232 Media, Fashion and Politics
      • MSCH-C 233
      • MSCH-D 332 Media Technology and Difference
      • MSCH-D 413 Global Screen Cultures
      • 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)
    2. Additional Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • Additional course from the Media School Elective list
      • AMST-A 150 Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies
      • AMST-A 202 U.S. Arts and Media
      • 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
  3. 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.