Media Studies is designed to provide you with the critical knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to understand and to examine contemporary global media.
As the 21st century began, digital media, social media, and other technological innovations revolutionized not only how media are produced, distributed, and consumed, but also how we communicate with one another in a globally connected world. The concentration in media studies is designed to provide you with the critical knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand and examine contemporary global media. By investigating the social, cultural, political, and economic forces that shape and are shaped by the media, you also explore the role that the media play in constructing identities and worldviews. In consultation with their advisor, students select a minimum of 12 credits of media theory courses and four additional credits from either the Media Theory or Media Practices category.
SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES OF INTERDISCIPLINARY INTEREST
Valuing interdisciplinary studies, we encourage students to consider courses outside of their specific degree area. To help you explore our course catalog, here are a few courses that we think might interest you, by program.