Minor in Media Studies
The minor degree in Media Studies provides students with an understanding of different roles that media play in society. The minor introduces students to humanistic and social science traditions of media research, teaches students about the influence that media forms and institutions have, and provides instruction in the critical evaluation of different kinds of media communication.
Overview of Minor Requirements
- Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
- GPA requirements to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.
- Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C- or higher.
- Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.
Core Course Requirements: 3 courses (9 credits)
|Modes of Media Criticism
|Journalism and Media History
|Media Theories and Research Methods
Elective Courses (Select three courses from the following list)
|Introduction to Media Studies
|Communication and the Environment
|Film Criticism and Theory
|Journalism and Media Law
|Advertising, Media and Society
|Topics in Media Studies
|SL: Health Campaigns
Note: For Communication or Journalism Majors: No more than one course may count both in the major and the Media Studies Minor.