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CMS 274 A: Perspectives On Media: Critical Concepts

Critical Concepts

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 101
In class
Stephen Groening

Syllabus Description:

This course introduces major methodological and theoretical approaches that inform humanities-based media studies. The goal of this course is to engage the mass media culture that surrounds us and shapes our lives as human beings. Students will be introduced to major schools of thought in the study of media, with an emphasis on methodological approaches and critical concepts. Much of the material learned for this course is applicable to a wide range of media forms: books, film, magazines, radio, television, websites, video games, and social media. 


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Catalog Description: 
Provides an introduction to media studies, with particular attention to critical concepts including, but not limited to, audience studies, formal analysis, and ideological critique. Specific media analyzed varies.
Department Requirements Met: 
Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 30, 2019 - 10:56am