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Course Description

Students explore media history and the basic concepts employed in media analysis, examining the history of technologies from the thaumatrope to digital media. Examples are drawn primarily from the visual media of commercial film, television, advertising, video, and the Internet, although alternative media practices are also noted.

Learner Outcomes

  • Mass media and communication history.
  • Theoretical frameworks for understanding media and their roles as technologies, art forms, entertainment, business enterprises, and social tools.
  • Greater fluency in the communicative language of cinema and an ability to reflect critically and speak with confidence about a wide range of films.
  • How media texts are constructed, how they convey meaning, and how they shape one another in significant ways.

Additional Information

  • Refined writing and oral presentations skills.
  • An appreciation for the history and sociopolitical influences of mass communications.
  • Course readings reflect a multifaceted approach to understanding media, drawing attention to the work of key thinkers and theorists in the field.
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Section Title
Introduction to Media Studies
Type
Online
Dates
Jan 19, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $790.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 19, 2021
Section Title
Introduction to Media Studies
Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 7:50PM
Dates
Jan 21, 2021 to May 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
29.3
Location
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $790.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 24, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 21, 2021
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