DMS 259 Intro To Media Analysis

Sarlin, Paige H :: MW 3 – 4:50pm  :: CFA112

An introduction to the key forms that constitute media in modern culture: photography, film, recorded sound, print, television, video, and new media. This course will expose students to a range of critical accounts of different media – considering media as representational forms as well as aesthetic, social, and/or political practices.  We will examine both the material components that define various media and the historical and social functions that they serve.  Lectures, screenings, and discussions will be structured by major theoretical concepts and approaches drawn from the disciplines of film and media studies, critical theory, and cultural studies.  This course will provide a solid theoretical foundation for all forms of media study – including both production and analysis.

Fulfills Basic Interpretation Requirement.