Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Black Cinema and Media Studies (Minors) (BLKCNMDMIN)The Media School

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Minor in Black Cinema and Media Studies examines Black filmmaking and media within historical, artistic, formal, and national contexts. It is administered in consultation with the Black Film Center/Archive.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introduction to Black Cinema and Media Studies.
    1. Screening Race and Ethnicity. One (1) course:
    2. Cinemas of the Black Diaspora. One (1) course:
  2. Advanced Black Cinema and Media Studies Electives.
    1. Media School Elective. Two (2) courses:
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. Additional Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from the BCMS Electives list above
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.