Diversity and Inclusion Approved Course List

Media Studies Majors must complete at least one elective from this list

Not all courses are offered every year, or available to all majors.

AAS 3500 Aesthetics of Black Cinema

AAS 3500 Black Queer Film

AAS 3500 Making a Monster: Race and Monstrosity in the US Imagination

AMST 3354 Race & Media

AMST 3355 Border Media

AMST 3630 Vietnam War in Literature and Film

AMST 3740/MDST 3740 Cultures of Hip Hop

AMST 3790 Moving On: Migration in/to the United States

AMST 4472 Hollywood Cinema's Golden Age: The 1930s

AMST 4500 Participatory Documentary and Civil Rights Movement

ASL 3400 Deafness in Literature & Film

DRAM 4592 Comedy as Protest

EDHS 3100 Media Socialization, Racial Stereotypes and Black Adolescent Identity

ENGL 3922 Deafness in Literature & Film

ENGL 3924 Vietnam War in Literature and Film

ENGL 4560 Social Media/Gender/Global South

ENSP 4301 Global Indigenous Media

ITTR 3685 Italy on Screen

MDST 3105 Latina/o Media Studies

MDST 3111 Food Media and Popular Culture

MDST 3205 New Latin American Cinema

MDST 3207 Experimental Ethnography and Film

MDST 3306 Sexuality, Gender, Class and Race in Teen Film

MDST 3355 Border Media

MDST 3338 New Cinema History - Nontheatrical Films

MDST 3388 Friday Night Lights

MDST 3406 The Wire: Understanding Urban America Through TV at its Best

MDST 3407 Racial Borders & American Cinema

MDST 3409 LGBTQ Issues in Media (cross-listed WGS 3409 course will also count)

MDST 3490 Just Kiddin': Comedy and Humor Across Media 

MDST 3504 Cinema of Türkiye

MDST 3504 Immigrant Narratives in Italian Cinema

MDST 3504 Mexican Cinema

MDST 3504 Mexico Goes to Hollywood

MDST 3505 Special Topics in Diversity and Identity in Media (all topics)

MDST 3510 Communities and Cultures of Media Fandom

MDST 3510 Media Bodies

MDST 3510 Race and Digital Media Studies

MDST 3510 Race and Sound

MDST 3510 Stars, Celebrity, and Fame

MDST 3510 True Crime and Social Justice

MDST 3559 New Cinema History - Nontheatrical Films (spring 2023)

MDST 3559 Friday Night Lights (spring 2024)

MDST 3584 Mexican Cinema

MDST 3600 Women and Television

MDST 3662 Disability and Media

MDST 3665 Digital Media Accessibility

MDST 3670 Sports, Media, and Society 

MDST 3740/AMST 3740 Cultures of Hip-Hop

MDST 3742 Athletes, Activism, and the Media (equivalent to MDST 3559 of the same name--students cannot get credit for both)

MDST 3760 Reading Black Digital Culture

MDST 3903 Media and Protest: The 1960s

MDST 3944/3559 Avenger, Victim, Outsider: Women in 1990s Cinema (these classes are equivalent and students cannot receive credit for both)

MDST 4107 Feminism and the Public Sphere

MDST 4108 Media, Drugs, and Violence in Latin America*

MDST 4110 Gender Non-Conformity in Media Culture (cross-listed course WGS 4110 will also count)

MDST 4200 Sex and Gender Go to the Movies (cross-listed courses WGS 4200 and SOC 4200 will also count)

MDST 4310 Celebrity Studies

MDST 4510 Celebrities of Color

MDST 4510/4109 Civil Rights Movement and the Media (students cannot receive credit for both mnemonics of this course)

MDST 4510 Fandom and Identity

MDST 4510 Media and Modern Life in India

MDST 4510 Seeking Justice Through Film

MDST 4510 Sex and Gender Go to the Movies

MDST 4670 Screening White Supremacy

MESA 3380 A Thousand and One Nights at the Cinema

POTR 4260 Brazilian Media

SAST 3300 The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodram, Realism, Mythos

WGS 3210 Gender, Sport and Film

WGS 4110 Gender Non-Conformity in Media

WGS 4200 Sex & Gender Go to the Movies

WGS 4500 Gender in South Asian Cinema