MPI Course Requirements

1000 Level MIT courses (first year)

Students must successfully complete first year of the Media, Information & Technoculture (MIT) program to be eligible for the Media in the Public Interest Program. Admission is competitive and limited to 20 students in each year of the program.

As outlined in the chart below, depending on the module selected, a student must select a specified number of approved courses relevant to the study of Media and the Public Interest.

Approved MPI Elective Courses

Module Required number of approved electives
Major in MPI 2.0 approved courses or equivalents at the 2000 level or above
Honors Specialization in MPI 1.5 approved courses or equivalents at the 2000 level or above

The following courses may be taken to complete elective requirements for MPI modules:

Note: Courses may not be offered every year and certain registration constraints may be in place. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have the prerequisites for any suggested electives.

  • MIT 3110F/G: Global Political Economy of Information
  • MIT 3130F/G: The New Political Economy of Information: Networked Capitalism
  • MIT 3215F/G: Killer Culture: War and the Mediation of Reality in the 20th-21st Century
  • MIT 3218F/G: Technology, Democracy, and Postwar America
  • MIT 3221F/G: Photography, Politics, History
  • MIT 3932F/G: Documentary Media
  • MIT 3931F/G: Century of Genocide
  • MIT 3932F/G: Politics and Representation of Food
  • MIT 3933F/G: The University, Student Activism & the Public Interest
  • MIT 3935F/G: Race, Ethnicity, and Technology
  • MIT 3936F/G: International Media and Social Change

The following special topic offering for 2017-2018 may be taken to complete the MPI elective requirements for MPI modules:

  • MIT 3772F/G: Special Topics in MIT: Human Rights and Media

The following special topic offerings and 2000 level course offerings for 2016-2017 may be taken to complete the MPI elective requirements for MPI modules:

  • MIT 3772F/G: Special Topics in MIT: Human Rights and Media
  • MIT 3773F/G: Special Topics in MIT: Reporting from the Margins: Journalism, Storytelling and Social Justice
  • MIT 3954F/G: Special Topics in MIT: The Commodity at the Speed of Light
  • MIT 2150F/G: Media, Representations, and Identity
  • MIT 2158F/G: Foundations of Global Communication
There were no special topic offerings for 2014-2015 that would count towards the MPI elective requirements for MPI modules.

The following special topic offerings for 2013-2014 may be taken to complete the MPI elective requirements for MPI modules:

  • MIT 2400F/G: Special Topics in MIT: Media and Promotionalism
  • MIT 3432G: Special Topics in MIT: Digital Democracy
  • MIT 3433G: Special Topics in MIT: Gender, Race & Class in Wedding Media
  • MIT 3435F: Special Topics in MIT: Disability in Popular Culture
  • MIT 3437G: Special Topics in MIT: International Media and Social Change
  • MIT 3439G: Special Topics in MIT: Northern Radicalism
  • MIT 3772F: Special Topics in MIT: Human Rights and Media
  • MIT 3875G: Special Topics in MIT: Mobile Media
  • MIT 3954G: Special Topics in MIT: Media Perspectives on the First Nations.