Media Studies


2020-2021 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Minor
18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department. It is available at the St. Louis home campus and at select international campuses. Please see the Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Students may have a major and a minor within the same department in the School of Communications; they may not major and minor within the same subject matter area.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Develop media content for different fields, platforms and audiences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need to think ethically when creating messages.
  • Evaluate media in historical and global context.
  • Conceive and implement effective communication strategies.
  • Analyze media content and effects.

Required Courses

  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • MDST 1050 Media Writing (3 hours)
  • MDST 2100 Media Literacy (3 hours)
  • MDST 3300 Media Law, Ethics & Policy (3 hours)
  • MDST 2800 Media, Diversity and Society (3 hours)
    or MDST 3260 Global Media Practice (3 hours)
  • MDST 3100 Social Media Strategies & Tactics (3 hours)
    or MDST 4200 Media Research (3 hours)