Media Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The Department of Communication offers three majors and four minors targeted toward careers or advanced study in the media professions— journalism, integrated marketing communications (advertising and public relations) and media studies.

Media Studies is an interdisciplinary program for those interested in exploring the media and their effects and avenues of influence in society, politics, and culture. The media studies minor exposes students to the objective knowledge, tools and skills needed to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages using all forms of media technology. The minor in Media Studies serves as an effective complement of applied skills for any student choosing to major in one of the social sciences or fine arts fields. Courses for the Media Studies minor can only be completed at the Chicago campus.

Prerequisites

COMM 201 COMMUNICATION IN THE INFO AGE (formerly JOUR 201 COMMUNICATION IN THE INFORMATION AGE) is the prerequisite course for this minor (grade C or better).

Requirements

Six courses (18 credit hours) are required for the minor in Media Studies.

  • Transfer students must complete at least three MED courses (9 credit hours) at Roosevelt.
  • No 100-level courses may count toward the hours required for this minor.
  • No Pass/Fail grades are accepted for this minor.
  • All courses for the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C (not C-) or better.
Core Requirements
MED 203INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA THEORY3
MED 221INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PRODUCTION3
Select one of the following:3
MEDIA LITERACY
PUBLIC OPINION AND PROPAGANDA
MEDIA ETHICS
MEDIA ANALYSIS AND CRITICISM
Select three additional courses from required or elective MED courses9
Total Credit Hours18