Minor in Black Media Studies

The Black Media Studies (BMS) minor at Georgia Tech provides students with an interdisciplinary exploration of Black media, culture, and representation. This minor critically examines the role of Black media in shaping cultural narratives and identities. Students engage with a variety of media forms, including film, television, music, and digital media, to understand the historical and contemporary contributions of Black creators and communities.

Courses in the Black Media Studies minor cover topics such as the portrayal of Black individuals in media, the impact of media on Black social and political movements, and the production of media by Black artists and activists. By analyzing these subjects, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and significance of Black media in both historical and modern contexts.

The minor is designed to complement a wide range of major degree programs, providing valuable insights and critical thinking skills applicable to careers in media, communications, social sciences, and the arts. Students who complete the minor will be equipped to contribute thoughtfully to discussions about diversity and representation in media.

All students pursuing the Minor in Black Media Studies must complete the following courses before the minor courses:

ENGL 1101 English Composition I

ENGL 1102 English Composition II

LMC 2450Introduction to Black Media Studies3
Select 4 courses from the following:12
Blackness, Media, and Meaning-Making
Race, Gender, and Digital Media
Introduction to Black Cultural Production
Producing Black Documentary Film and Podcasts
Major Topics in Black Media Studies
Black Cultural Politics and the Southern Experience
Afrofuturism and the Anthropocene

All minor courses must be completed with a 'C' or higher

Note: Students who are Computational Media or Literature, Media, & Communication majors may not share the minor courses with major requirements. See an advisor to ensure minor courses are not used toward major requirements.