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The media studies minor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences is designed to give students a critical overview of media in society, emphasizing theoretical perspectives on film, radio, television, print and broadcast journalism, and advertising. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the communication studies major. A minimum of 9 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs.

Media Studies Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Students must complete 15 credits from the following courses, 9 credits of which must be at the 3000/4000 level:
COMM 2010 Introduction to Print Journalism (3 credits)
COMM 2200 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism (3 credits)
COMM 2100 Mass Media (3 credits)
COMM 3100 Gendered Images in Popular Culture (3 credits)
COMM 3110 Communication Theory (3 credits)
COMM 3500 Media Regulation (3 credits)
COMM 3600 Persuasion (3 credits)
COMM 4500 Media and Cultural Studies (3 credits)
COMM 4900 Special Topics in Communication (3 credits)

Maximum of 6 credit hours from:
FILM 3040 Women and Film (3 credits)
FILM 3050 Literature and Film (3 credits)
FILM 3060 Film Noir (3 credits)
FILM 3100 Black Cinema (3 credits)
FILM 4000 History of Film (3 credits)
FILM 4500 Major Directors (3 credits)
FILM 4900 Special Topics in Film (3 credits)
PHIL 3010 Ethical Issues in Communication (3 credits)
SPCH 1010 Public Speaking (3 credits) OR SPCH 1010H Public Speaking Honors (3 credits)
THEA 2025 Performance for Film and Television (3 credits)
THEA 2200 Voice and Articulation for Media and Stage (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.