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Minor, Media and Politics: Curriculum

The minor in media and politics is offered jointly by Northwestern University in Qatar and Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar.


The minor is open to NU-Q students and GU-Q students only. NU-Q students who fulfill the following requirements will earn a minor in media and politics. Georgetown students will earn a certificate in media and politics.  


How to Declare

Interested NU-Q and GU-Q students should contact their academic advisers and complete the online application for the Media & Politics program.


Required Courses

Introduction to Media History and Theory (Two Courses)

  • Required: MIT 212 Exploring Global Media and

  • Required: MIT 230 Understanding Media Contexts    

Advanced Media Theory (Choose One Course)

  • MIT 270 Theories of Mediated Communication 

  • MIT 313 Documentary History and Criticism 

Introduction to Media and Policies (Choose One Course)

  • GOVT 318 Media and Foreign Policy or

  • INAF 257 Media, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East 

Comparative Policies (Two Courses)

  • GOVT 060 International Relations
  • GOVT 040 Comparative Political Systems

* Introductory Georgetown comparative politics courses are only required if the NU-Q student has not already taken one (or both) of the equivalents at the NU-Q campus. If the student has taken POLITICAL SCIENCE 242 Introduction to Comparative Politics or Debates in Comparative Politics, then this counts as the equivalent of GOVT 040; and if the student has taken POLITICAL SCIENCE 242 Introduction to International Relations, then this counts as the equivalent of GOVT 060. Taking one or both of these courses at the NU-Q campus means that the student must still take two comparative politics courses at Georgetown but that they can be upper-level courses instead. The application form will list the approved upper-level courses that would work for the minor.


NU-Q and GU-Q candidates will give a formal presentation attended by all media and politics faculty in residence during the spring semester in which the coursework is completed. NU-Q students will be required to submit a research or applied communication project that is the basis of their public presentation.

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