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Spring 2013
Apr 19,2014
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COMM 216 - MEDIA AND CINEMA STUDIES
Contemporary culture is dominated by film, television, video, and related media that convey information, provide entertainment, and influence both belief and action. Media/Cinema Studies is an introduction to the discipline of media and cinema studies and their influence. The course will introduce students to the critical terms and methods required for reading and writing about these media and related cultural texts, with an emphasis on developing skills in the close reading of such texts and the writing of critical responses to them. Media/Cinema Studies is intended as a foundation for further courses in the Communication Arts major while also serving as a general interest course to students in other programs. The course deals with Hollywood movies past and present; international cinema and media; television; video; and emerging forms of new media. This course will examine images as well as the institutions that produce them in order to show why and how the production and consumption of media have become a defining characteristic of contemporary culture.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Screening, Seminar

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR COMM 216

General Requirements:
Course or Test: BADM 115
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: COMM 204
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: SOSC 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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