Ever thought about the profound influence that media have on our lives? Satisfy your curiosity about what the media do to us and what we do with the media. Media and communication technologies have become a central force in our global society, affecting every aspect of life and culture. For students in any discipline, an understanding of the field of media and communication is key to understanding contemporary society. This minor introduces student to the academic study of media and communication, focusing on the production, content and reception of media, the social and cultural impacts of media and communication technologies, and the manifold ways in which culture influences media and communication processes.