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Minor in Media Persuasion (Minors)

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

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Media Persuasion. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 213 Introduction to Media Psychology
  2. Advanced Media Persuasion Electives. Four (4) courses:
    • MSCH-A 347 Persuasive Messaging in Media
    • MSCH-C 255 Introduction to Media Audience Measurement
    • MSCH-C 320 Social Media Tactics
    • MSCH-J 423 Public Opinion
    • MSCH-S 312 Politics and the Media
    • MSCH-S 315 Media Processes and Effects
    • MSCH-S 317 Children and Media
    • MSCH-S 348 Audience Analysis
    • MSCH-S 351 Methods in Media Psychology
    • MSCH-S 451 Topical Seminar in Media Psychology
    • MSCH-S 452 Communicating Climate Change
    • MSCH-S 471 Applying Theory to Media Design
  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.