Global Media Minor

Global Media Minor

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.

I.  Complete MSCH-C 101 Media (3 cr.)
II. Complete one of the following courses from the Media Core lists (3 cr.)

MSCH-C 206 Media Reporting in a Global World

(3 cr.)

The goal of the course is for students to understand and articulate the issues in global journalism and the role of the media as a participant in shaping societies. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 206 or JOUR-J 206.

MSCH-C 214 Race, Prejudice and the Media

(3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE DUS

This course addresses the psychology of racial prejudice and stereotyping and uses this social-scientific framework to examine the impact of media portrayals. We will focus on how race influences our media consumption decisions and how exposure to certain media messages (in entertainment, news, music, video games) could change racial stereotypes. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 214 or TEL-T 191.

MSCH-C 219 Media in the Global Context

(3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC

Surveys media industries, products, and publics outside the United States context (e.g., Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America). Analyzes regional media in relation to local/global historical, economic, and social processes. Screenings may be required. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 219 or CMCL-C 202.

III. Complete three courses from the following list (9 cr.):

INTL-I 305 Advanced Topics in International Communication and the Arts

(3 cr.)

Advanced topics focusing on the circulation of ideas, images and artistic expressions across national borders as means of interpersonal and cultural forms of communication. Examines communication as a process governed by culture-specific and institution-specific rules. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

MSCH-F 393 History of European and American Films I

(3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190, or consent of instructor. A survey of the development of cinema during the period 1895-1926 (the silent film era). Credit given for only one of F393 and CMCL-C 393.

MSCH-F 394 History of European and American Films II

(3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Survey of European and American cinema since 1927. Particular attention paid to representative work of leading filmmakers, emergence of film movements and development of national trends, growth of film industry, and impact of television. Credit given for only one of F394 and CMCL-C 394.

MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas

(3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC

Historical survey of major national cinemas. Subject varies. Topics include Brazilian cinema, British cinema, Chinese cinema, French National cinema, German film culture, Indian cinema, and Italian cinema. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 398 and CMCL-C 398.

MSCH-F 413 Global Villages

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Electronic media’s role in altering perceptions of time, space, locality, and identity. Explores changing economic, political, and cultural relations in the global media environment. Topic varies and may include global media events, transborder information flows, cultural differences in media forms and practices. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 413 and CMCL-C 413.

MSCH-X 478 Field Experiences in Media (Approved topics)

(4 cr.)

P: Application required. Permission of department. Topical course integrating classroom and field experience. Includes 10-day field experience during or after term offered. Field experience will change based on topic. May be repeated for credit with different topics in J428 and MSCH-X 478.

MSCH-J 448 Global Journalism: Issues and Research

(3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC

P: Junior/senior standing or permission of instructor. Structure and function of international communication systems and barrier to flow of information among nations. Emphasis on gathering and disseminating information around the world. Study of the major newspapers of the world, international news agencies, and international broadcasting and satellite networks. Credit given for only one of MSCH-J 448 or JOUR-J 448.

MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (Approved topics)

(1-4 cr.)

P: Junior or senior standing. Topical seminar dealing with changing subjects and materials from term to term. May be repeated for credit with different topics in J460 and JOUR-J 460.

MSCH-M 413 Global Media Issues

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Advanced study of media from a global perspective focusing on particulars, trends, or issues. Topics vary. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 413 or TEL-T 413.

See The Media School Bulletin for complete details.