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Minor in Cinema and Media Studies (Minors)

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


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • MSCH-C 211 Screening Gender and Sexuality
    • MSCH-C 212 Screening Race and Ethnicity
    • MSCH-C 215 History of Videogames
    • MSCH-C 241 Watching Film
    • MSCH-C 247 Screen Cultures
    • MSCH-C 249 Media Technologies and Culture
  2. Critical Studies. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-D 413 Global Screen Cultures
    • MSCH-F 326 Authorship in the Media
    • MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender, and Representation
    • MSCH-F 377 Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
    • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres
    • MSCH-F 415 Contemporary Filmmakers
  3. Media Technologies and Culture. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 366
    • MSCH-D 301 Media Technologies and Culture II
    • MSCH-D 302 Games, Culture, and Society
    • MSCH-D 331 Social Media Cultures
    • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media
    • MSCH-M 310 Disruptors: Internet Industries
    • MSCH-M 322 Internet Ecosystems
    • MSCH-M 411 Media Industries and Cultural Production
  4. Historical Studies of Cinema and Media. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-F 311 History of Media and Culture
    • MSCH-F 380 Hollywood I: The First Fifty Years, 1895-1945
    • MSCH-F 381 Hollywood II: 1945 to the Present
    • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas
    • MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History
  5. 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 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

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)
  • Minor in Film Production (FILMPRDMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (NMISTACRT)

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.