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Specialization in Media and Cultural Studies (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements MDAS17

Requirements

The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media and Cultural Studies. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-A 315 Advertising and Consumer Culture
    • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 309 Images of War and Peace in Public Culture
    • MSCH-F 311 History of Media and Culture
    • MSCH-F 336 Using Popular Culture (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender, and Representation (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 391 Media Audiences (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 413 (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 445 Media, Culture, and Politics (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-H 410 Media as Social Institutions for Ernie Pyle Scholars
    • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 410 The Media as Ethical and Social Institutions
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-T 410 Media Theory
    • MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • AMST-A 200 Comparative American Identities (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  2. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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 specialization.
    2. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Specialization 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

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization 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.