This minor prepares students to be critical consumers of the wide range of media that envelops them every day. Students also learn about audience, media globalization, emergence and convergence of media trends, and learn theory appropriate for critical analysis.

Students will also gain analytic or creative skills that will help sift through or create the messages/content that informs, educates, or entertains.


Study within the field of media literacy develops skills such as:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Analysis
  • Scriptwriting

Complementary Majors

A Media Literacy minor is also an excellent complement for liberal arts students who are majoring in:

  • Professional Communication
  • Writing
  • Technical Communication
  • Education
  • Philosophy

Professional Programs

A minor in media literacy is particularly appropriate for students in professional programs such as:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Professional Communication
  • Human Services
  • Social Work
  • Education

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