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Fandom, Cult Media, and Subculture Studies (Minor)

​​​The College of Communication currently features multiple classes across many programs and curricula that all focus on the idea of "cult" media or subcultural audiences--that is, aspects of culture that are separate from, or differentiate themselves from the mainstream, or that present new ways of examining consumers and the emotional resonance of various media products on contemporary audiences. Courses that focus on genre films and television, audience analysis, affect, and cult products span the Media and Cinema Studies program, the Journalism program, the Public Relations and Advertising program, and the Communication Studies program. The Fandom, Cult Media, and Subcultural Studies minor will unite these courses under one banner in order to provide interested students with a focused concentration on fandom and cult media. The purpose of this minor is to allow students to understand how audiences and media producers design media texts to confront and challenge contemporary ideologies, to offer alternatives to the mainstream, and to engineer deliberate affective reactions in audiences.

A minor in Fandom, Cult Media, and Subcultural Studies requires students to complete a total of six courses (24 credit hours).

​Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
MCS 271MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES4
MCS 361FANDOM & PARTICIPATORY CULTURE4
Select four of the following:16
CMNS 330
TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE (requires departmental approval)
JOUR 377
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (requires departmental approval)
MCS 260
TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING: BUILDING A NARRATIVE WORLD
MCS 275
COMICS STUDIES
MCS 348
TOPICS IN FILM GENRE (requires departmental approval)
MCS 351
TOPICS IN TELEVISION STUDIES (requires departmental approval)
MCS 352
TOPICS IN NEW MEDIA (requires departmental approval)
MCS 353
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES (requires departmental approval)
MCS 358
TOPICS IN COMICS STUDIES
MCS 359
TOPICS IN CULT STUDIES
MCS 360
B-MOVIES
MCS 363
TOPICS IN FAN STUDIES
MCS 364
MONSTERS IN POPULAR CULTURE
MCS 367
SPORTS FANDOM
MCS 368
MUSIC INDUSTRIES AND CULTURE
MCS 369
TIME TRAVEL ON TELEVISION
PRAD 335
DIVERSITY & CURRENT ISSUES IN ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 340
CONSUMER PROMOTION
PRAD 383
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