Academic Catalog


Minor Media Studies Minor


The minor in Media Studies consists of 15 hours of course work taken from designated courses in the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts. 

The minor requires COMM 260 and least 12 additional credits of designated course work at the 300-400 level.  COMM 260 is a prerequisite for several of the course options and is not included in the calculation of the GPA for the minor.  See below for course options: 

Select from the following: 12
British Media in London
Entertainment Journalism
Media and Popular Culture
Introduction to Media Industries
Media Audiences
Screenwriting I
Electronic News
Public Journalism in the Digital Age
Introduction to New Media Technologies
Reporting News for Television and Digital Media
Topics in Communication
The Music Industry and Communication
Media Spaces
Electronic Media Law and Policy
Transnational Media Systems
Critical Analysis of Journalism
History of Television
International Film History
New Media Topics: Theories and Practices
Television and Society
Reality Television
Superheroes and US Media
Manly TV
Children's Media and Culture
Media Marketing and Promotion
Film and Television Genres
Introduction to Critical Race and Media Studies
Communication and Activism
Topics in Communication
Total Credit Hours12

For completion of a minor, a student must have an overall grade point average of C (2.00) or better in all 300- and 400-level courses specified as a requirement for the minor. Students must complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Students pursuing a major in Cinema and TV Production, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Professional Communication or Strategic Communication may not  minor in Media Studies.