Minor Code: MEDIASTMIN
21 - 28 hours to complete
7 courses required
For the Declaration of Minor Form, contact the department:

Program Contact Information

Annie Hall
ahall03@emory.edu
404.727.6761
Rich Building 109
Atlanta, GA 30322

Requirements

Students who minor in Media Studies must take FILM/ARTVIS/IDS 204, Introduction to Media Studies.

The remainder of the minor allows students to pursue one of two tracks: either Media Arts and Cultures (Concentration #1) or Sociocultural Approaches to Media (Concentration #2).

Concentration #1:

Media Arts and Cultures : Requirements, 7 courses total.

Note: One course in Area II is a prerequisite for courses in Areas III-V and VII.

  1. Foundation Course

    1. FILM/ARTVIS/IDS 204: Introduction to Media Studies Fall only

  2. One course in methods of visual analysis/media literacy

    1. FILM 270: Introduction to Film (or FILM 190: Freshman Seminar, when taught as Introduction to Film)

    2. FILM 371: History of Film to 1954

    3. FILM 372: History of Film since 1954

    4. FILM 401: Film Criticism

    5. IDS 216: Visual Culture

    6. JRNL 260: News Literacy in a Digital Age 

  3. Two courses in Genres

    1. FILM 373: Special Topics in Film

    2. FILM 384: Special Topics in Media

    3. FILM 392: Film Genres

    4. FILM 393: Documentary Film

    5. FILM 404: Women in Film and Media

    6. FILM 405: Experimental/Avant Garde Cinema

    7. IDS 385: Imaging Bodies, Screening Lives 

  4. One course in Media, History and National Culture/Identity

    1. AMST 321: American Routes

    2. CHN 271: Modern China in Films and Fiction

    3. CHN 360 / WGS 360: Chinese Women in Film and Fiction

    4. CHN 394: Screening China

    5. FILM 356: History of American Television

    6. FILM 395: National Cinemas: Western

    7. FILM 396: National Cinemas: Non-Western

    8. GER 340: German Film

    9. JPN 363: Literary and Visual Culture in Japan

    10. JPN 378: Postwar Japan Through its Media

    11. JPN 375 / FILM 396: National Cinemas: Japanese Film

    12. RUSS 373: Russian Art and Literature: Russian Avant-Garde 

  5. One course from Sociocultural Approaches to Media

    1. ANT 341: Communication, Technology & Culture (also LING 341)

    2. ANT 342: Media and Culture

    3. ANT 343: African Popular Culture (also IDS/AMST 370)

    4. AMST 385: Social Movements and Media

    5. GHCS 300R: Core Issues in Global Health: Global Health in the Media

    6. PHIL 351: Media Ethics

    7. POLS 379: Politics in Music

    8. POLS 490: Political Communication

    9. SOC 190: Freshman Seminar: Advertising

    10. SOC 325: Sociology of Film

    11. SOC 343: Mass Media and Social Influences

    12. SOC 327: Language and Symbols of Media

    13. SOC 443: Sociology of Music 

  6. One course in media-making

    1. ARTVIS 106: Photography I

    2. ARTVIS 107/FILM 107: Film, Video and Photography I

    3. ARTVIS 206R: Photography II

    4. ARTVIS 306: Photography III

    5. ARTVIS 385/FILM 385: Documentary Filmmaking

    6. JRNL 301: Adv News Reporting and Writing

    7. JRNL 311: Electronic Media

    8. JRNL 340: Arts Writing and Criticism (also THEA 340; DANC 340)


Concentration #2:

Sociocultural Approaches to Media : Requirements, 7 courses total.

  1. Foundations course

    1. FILM/ARTVIS/IDS 204: Introduction to Media Studies

  2. One course in Methods of Visual Analysis/Media Literacy (one of the following): 

    1. FILM 270: Introduction to Film (or FILM 190: Freshman Seminar, when taught as Introduction to Film)

    2. FILM 371: History of Film to 1954

    3. FILM 372: History of Film since 1954

    4. FILM 401: Film Criticism

    5. IDS 216: Visual Culture

    6. JRNL 260: News Literacy in a Digital Age

  3. Three courses from Social Science departments (3 of the following): 

    1. ANT 341: Communication, Technology & Culture (also LING 341)

    2. ANT 342: Media and Culture

    3. ANT 343: African Popular Culture (also IDS?AMST 370)

    4. AMST 385: Social Movements and Media

    5. GHCS 300R: Core Issues in Global Health: Global Health in the Media

    6. PHIL 351: Media Ethics

    7. POLS 379: Politics in Music

    8. POLS 490: Political Communication

    9. SOC 190: Freshman Seminar: Advertising

    10. SOC 325: Sociology of Film

    11. SOC 327: Language and Symbols of Mass Media (also LING 327)

    12. SOC 343: Mass Media and Social Influences

    13. SOC 443: Sociology of Music

  4. One course from a Humanities or Interdisciplinary department (1 of the following): 

    1. ARTVIS 107/FILM 107: Film, Video and Photography I

    2. CHN 271: Modern China in Films and Fiction

    3. CHN 360 / WGS 360: Chinese Women in Film and Fiction

    4. CHN 394 / FILM394:Screening China

    5. FILM 356: History of American Television

    6. FILM 384: Special Topics in Media

    7. FILM 392: Film Genres

    8. FILM 393: Documentary Film

    9. FILM 395: National Cinemas: Western

    10. FILM 396: National Cinemas: Non-Western

    11. FILM 401: Film Criticism

    12. FILM 404: Women in Film and Media

    13. FILM 405: Experimental/Avant-Garde Cinema

    14. GER 340: German Film

    15. IDS 201: The Graphic Novel

    16. IDS 385: Imaging Bodies, Screening Lives

    17. JPN 363: Literary and Visual Culture in Japan

    18. JPN 375 / FILM 396: National Cinemas: Japanese Film

    19. JPN 378: Postwar Japan through its Media

  5. One elective. One additional course from either section II, III, or IV above, or one of the following in media making: 

    1. ARTVIS 106: Photography I

    2. ARTVIS 206R: Photography II

    3. ARTVIS 306: Photography III

    4. ARTVIS 385 / FILM 385: Documentary Filmmaking

    5. JRNL 201: News Reporting and Writing

    6. JRNL 301: Adv New Reporting and Writing

    7. JRNL 311: Electronic Media

    8. JRNL 340: Arts Writing and Criticism (also THEA 340; DANC 340)

    9. JRNL 380: Health and Science Writing

* Students may petition for approval of unlisted special topics or independent study courses with content focusing on media.

  1. Foundations course
    • FILM/ARTVIS/IDS 204: Introduction to Media Studies
  2. One course in Methods of Visual Analysis/Media Literacy (one of the following):
    • FILM 270: Introduction to Film (or FILM 190: Freshman Seminar, when taught as Introduction to Film)
    • FILM 371: History of Film to 1954
    • FILM 372: History of Film since 1954
    • FILM 401WR: Film Criticism
    • IDS 216: Visual Culture
    • JRNL 260: News Literacy in a Digital Age
  3. Three courses from Social Science departments (3 of the following):
    • ANT 341: Communication, Technology & Culture (also LING 341)
    • ANT 342: Media and Culture
    • ANT 343: African Popular Culture (also IDS?AMST 370)
    • AMST 385 (009): Social Movements and Media
    • GHCS 300R: Core Issues in Global Health: Global Health in the Media
    • PHIL 351: Media Ethics
    • POLS 379: Politics in Music
    • POLS 490: Political Communication
    • SOC 190: Freshman Seminar: Advertising
    • SOC 325: Sociology of Film
    • SOC 327: Language and Symbols of Mass Media (also LING 327)
    • SOC 343: Mass Media and Social Influences
    • SOC 443S: Sociology of Music
  4. One course from a Humanities or Interdisciplinary department (1 of the following):
    • ARTVIS 107/FILM 107: Film, Video and Photography I
    • ASA 363WR: Literary and Visual Culture in Japan
    • CHN 271WR: Modern China in Films and Fiction
    • CHN 360WR/ASIA 360WR/WS 360WR: Chinese Women in Film and Fiction
    • CHN 394/FILM394:Screening China
    • FILM 356: History of American Television
    • FILM 384: Special Topics in Media
    • FILM 392: Film Genres
    • FILM 393: Documentary Film
    • FILM 395: National Cinemas: Western
    • FILM 396: National Cinemas: Non-Western
    • FILM 401: Film Criticism
    • FILM 404: Women in Film and Media
    • FILM 405: Experimental/Avant-Garde Cinema
    • GER 340: German Film
    • IDS 201: The Graphic Novel
    • IDS 385: Imaging Bodies, Screening Lives
    • JPN 375/FILM 396: National Cinemas: Japanese Film
    • JPN 378WR/ASIA 378WR: Postwar Japan through its Media
  5. One elective. One additional course from either section II, III, or IV above, or one of the following in media making:
    • ARTVIS 106: Photography I
    • ARTVIS 206R: Photography II
    • ARTVIS 306: Photography III
    • ARTVIS 385/FILM 385: Documentary Filmmaking
    • JRNL 201WR: News Reporting and Writing
    • JRNL 301: Adv New Reporting and Writing
    • JRNL 311: Electronic MEdia
    • JRNL 340: Arts Writing and Criticism (also THEA 340; DANC 340)
    • JRNL 380WR: Health and Science Writing