gender and media

Gender and Media Requirements

Gender and Media Minor Curriculum Degree Requirements

Understand Degree Requirements for a Gender and Media Minor

The Gender and Media minor complements all majors at Rutgers University. Students are required to complete 18 credits in the minor; this includes completing six 3-credit courses with a grade of C or better. The Gender and Media minor requires the completion of:

  • One foundational course
  • Two practice/production courses
  • Two conceptual courses
  • One capstone course 

Students wishing to pursue the Gender and Media minor are encouraged to make an appointment with School of Communication and Information (SC&I) Office of Student Services or with Gender and Media Program Director Mary Chayko, to make a plan for completing the program on schedule.

Students must take the following:

Foundation Course (3 credits,1 course)

Choose one of the following for the foundational course:

  • 01:988:202 Gender, Culture, and Representation
  • 04:567:215 Gender, Race, and Class in the Media

Practice/Production Courses (6 credits, 2 courses)

Take the following class:

  • 01:988:200 Gender, Digital Media, Social Curation

Choose one of the following for a second practice/production course:

  • 04:189:251 Strategic Presentation Methods in Digital Media
  • 04:567:200 Writing for Media

Conceptual Courses (6 credits, 2 courses)

*Note: Only 3 of 6 credits in this category may be taken at the 200-level

Choose one of the following classes as a first conceptual course:

  • 04:567:274 Consumer Media Culture
  • 04:567:380 Media and Social Change
  • 04:547:340 Gender and Technology

Choose one of the following for second conceptual course:

  • 01:988:255 Gender, Art, and Society
  • 01:988:257 Gender and the Body: Representations of Pornography
  • 01:988:258 Gender, Race, and Contemporary Art
  • 01:988:259 Homosexuality and Visual Culture
  • 01:988:317 Gender and Consumption
  • 01:988:376 Theories of Women and Film
  • 01:988:341 Gender and Popular Culture

Capstone Course (3 credits, 1 course)

Take the following class:

  • 01:988:499 OR 04:567:499 Capstone in Gender and Media (Pre-requisite: Minimum 12 credits in this minor must be completed.)

Courses taken for the Gender and Media minor cannot count for credit toward other majors or minors in courses in the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers, or toward other programs at SC&I.