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Minor in Media Persuasion (Minors) (MDIAPRSMIN)The Media School

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


The Media Persuasion minor studies the intersection of media messages and technologies with social institutions and individual behaviors. It investigates how media messages are crafted, how they work at both technological and physiological level, with attention paid to their uses and impacts. It sits at the core of The Media School's mission to investigate the interconnections and intricacies of the contemporary media complex. Students will study the methods and strategies of persuasion in an interdisciplinary context that will provide them with critical perspectives. The minor focuses on the interaction between media, technology and opinion. It provides instruction in both media processes and impacts. Students will develop a framework to assess how contemporary society is being reshaped by media, and this should in turn, help them to determine the best uses and practices we should expect of professionals in the field.

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 Media Persuasion. One (1) course:
  3. Advanced Media Persuasion Electives. Three (3) courses:
  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.