Media Studies Minor

Are you interested in thinking critically about media?  Then you are an ideal candidate for the Media Studies Minor!  Dr. Kole Kleeman, Neely Award Winner for Teaching, directs the minor.  The minor is focused on critically analyzing multiple forms of media:  (1) critiques advertising and consumer culture; (2) explores under-represented groups in the media; and (3) investigates race/gender/class and media.  The minor prepares students to think critically about media products and to be better producers and consumers of mass communication.  For more information, contact Dr. Kole Kleeman: COM 207 I, (405) 974-5919,  kkleeman@uco.edu.

Mass Communication - Media Studies.................................18

Minor Code: 5207

Required courses..................................................................... 6

MCOM 1103 Introduction to Mass Communication (To be replaced with MCOM 2xx3 Introduction to Media Studies in Fall 2013 – either course will count)

MCOM 3233 Gender, Race, Class and Media

Elective courses.................................................................... 12

Select from the following:

MCOM 3053 Persuasion and Social Influence

MCOM 3173 Women’s Rhetoric

MCOM 3183 Political Communication

MCOM 4313 Women in Media

MCOM 4433 Victims and the Media

MCOM 4623 Gays & Lesbians in Film/Media

POL 4263 The Media and Politics

When approved by the Department Chair, Advanced Topics (3990), Seminars (4910), and Institutes (4960) may be taken as electives.

Minimum GPA................................................................................ 2.50