Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Global Media (Minors) (GLVMDIAMIN)The Media School

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


The Minor in Global Media considers media in a global context. Media production, circulation and impacts do not respect regional or national boundaries. Understanding how messages and concepts travel, shape opinion and impact the flow of intellectual capital and social concepts is essential. This program of study provides a set of perspectives and critical tools that allow students pursuing a wide variety of careers to address these issues as they impact their work. The lists of upper-level courses represent a variety of approaches and skills and incorporate the potential for international fieldwork. The role of media as a means of cultural expression and entertainment are represented by the film courses, while a number of courses on the practice of journalism look at this aspect of media as a social institution.

Minor requirements

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

  1. Introduction to Media. One (1) course:
  2. Introduction to Global Media. One (1) course:
  3. Advanced Global Media Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  4. 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.