Ohio University

Media/Social Change

The Media & Social Change (MSC) emphasis area provides students with creative skills in non-fiction production while exploring the social effects that media have on society. Students may choose from the following classes:


MDIA Foundation/Core (take all five)

  • MDIA 1010 - Evolution of Media
  • MDIA 1020 - Media & Creative Process
  • Production Basics (Choose 2)
    MDIA 1200 - Audio Production Basics
    MDIA 1300 - Digital Media Production Basics
    MDIA 1400 - Video Productions Basics
  • MDIA 2010 - Media Analysis and Criticism
  • MDIA 2011 - Business of Media

MDIA Foundation/Core (choose one)

  • MDIA 3150 - Global Media Systems
  • MDIA 3172 - Public Media
  • MDIA 4015 - Media and Development
  • MDIA 4140 - New Media and Communication Technologies
  • MDIA 4141 - Satellite Media and Communications
  • MDIA 4150 - Media and Globalization
  • MDIA 4176 - Technology, Communication, and Culture

MSC Intro Classes - (Choose three; one from each category)

Social Change

  • MDIA 2012 - Media, Communication & Social Change
  • MDIA 2150 - Media and Globalization

Media Analysis

  • MDIA 2110 - Media Theory & Research
  • MDIA 2113 - Social Media
  • MDIA 2132 - Contemporary American Documentaries
  • MDIA 2170 - Media and Identity
  • MDIA 2171 - African-American TV Images
  • MDIA 2200 - Script Analysis & Production Planning
  • EM 2500 - News Distribution Platforms
  • FILM 2020 - Intro to Film: Film Analysis
  • FILM 2030 - Intro to Film: The Documentary

MSC Advanced (Choose 4; at least one from each category)

Social Change

  • MDIA 3110 - Advanced Media Criticism
  • MDIA 3111 - Media Phenomenology
  • MDIA 3150 - Global Media Systems
  • MDIA 3172 - Public Media
  • MDIA 3175 - Gossip, Espionage, Hackers, Memes
  • MDIA 3810 - Women in Media
  • MDIA 4011 - Media and the Digital Divide
  • MDIA 4015 - Media and Development
  • MDIA 4140 - ICTs and Social Change
  • MDIA 4170 - Media and the Muslim World
  • MDIA 4172 - Broadcasting for Social Justice
  • MDIA 4175 - Media and Sexual Representation
  • MDIA 4176 - Technology, Communication, & Culture
  • MDIA 4901 - Special Topics in Media & Social Change
  • FILM 3440J - Practice of Film Criticism

Media Process

  • MDIA 2700 - Video and Audio Field Production
  • MDIA 3105 - Audience Research
  • MDIA 3122 - Social Media: Content Curation
  • MDIA 3201 - Screenwriting: the Adaptation
  • MDIA 3303 - Sound for Moving Images
  • MDIA 3700 - Intermediate Video & Audio Production
  • MDIA 3705 - Writing and Producing Podcasts
  • MDIA 3807 - Art of Editing
  • MDIA 4100 - Media Laws and Regulations
  • MDIA 4700 - Nonfiction Storytelling and Documentary Production
  • MDIA 4705 - Media and Web Delivery
  • MDIA 4901 - Special Topics in Media & Social Change
  • EM 2880 - Media Workshop in Multimedia
  • FILM 3400 - Film Techniques

Note: a thirteenth class (TBA) is required in this Emphasis Area.