Minor in Media and Social Change

The minor in media and social change provides the opportunity for students who are interested in media content creation and research to take classes in a focused curriculum on the various aspects of media for change. Students will gain insight into the professional practices of creating media content, analyzing existing content, and learning how they can influence the future by integrating social issues into the work they are doing in related fields.

To declare the minor, a student must submit a Change of Major/Minor form to Cinematic Arts Student Services, SCB 105.

Course Requirements for the Minor

A total of 16 upper-division units is required for the minor in Media and Social Change.


12 units from the following:
Course Number Course Name Units
CTAN 470 Documentary Animation Production 2
CTIN 479 Documentary and Activist Games 2
CTPR 459 Introduction to Media and Social Change 4
CTPR 474 Documentary Production 4
CTWR 402 Writing and Social Change 2
IML 420 New Media for Social Change 4


One of the following Cinema & Media Studies courses:
Course Number Course Name Units
CTCS 400 Non-Fiction Film and Television 4
CTCS 407 African American Cinema 4
CTCS 412 Gender, Sexuality and Media 4


Grade Point Average Requirements

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.