Media Advocacy Minor
The Media Advocacy minor prepares students to explore advocacy as both a professional discipline and an act of engaged citizenship.
The minor will deepen student understanding of individual activism, group advocacy and social movements. Students will become prepared for a professional career in advocacy by equipping them with theoretical and applied approaches for achieving meaningful social, political, and cultural change through the use of media tools and concepts.
"Joining the Media Advocacy minor has opened my mind to the possibilities of using my voice. While I mostly enjoy my other classes, my advocacy classes are the ones that I think about and talk about with other people, and they have helped me gain a perspective on so many other subjects." - Grace Springer '24, Media Advocacy student
The required and elective courses will help students understand how to apply story-based strategies to create shared meaning, draw attention to societal issues and organize others to take action. It will also prepare students to understand how media shape individual decision making, public discourse and public opinion. Students will complete a minimum total of 18 credits hours.
The minor has three required courses (9 hours, no prerequisites):
- Introduction in Media Advocacy
- Argumentative and Persuasive Communication
- Seminar in Media and Movements
and a wide range of electives (9 hours).