Minor in Media Literacy

The media is a pervasive force in contemporary society, revolutionizing the way we think about our world, each other and ourselves -- making it all the more important for a media literate public.

Media literacy is a critical thinking skill, providing strategies for interpreting media messages. The Media Literacy program isn't simply a means to "bash" the media, but an opportunity to take a step back and examine the message and the messenger, to make independent choices about what we watch, read and hear. Students studying Media Literacy learn how to become discerning consumers and producers of media.

Learning Outcomes

Successful students in this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehension and knowledge of basic media literacy concepts;
  • use industry-standard terms and concepts in communicating media literacy ideas;
  • apply media literacy concepts to a variety of media;
  • express media literacy concepts and develop arguments in writing;
  • conduct original media literacy research;
  • analyze and synthesize media literacy concepts;
  • evaluate application of media literacy concepts.

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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