CM400 Media Critism

Prerequisite: Junior standing and pre/co-requisite EN 201. In addition, completion of a literature course is recommended.

This course provides an introduction to different contemporary approaches to the study of media and examines a wide spectrum of traditions, theories and debates, Marxism, political economy, semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism in relation to a range of media texts (radio, film, television, popular music, print, advertising, public relations, journalism, sports, and the internet). The focus will be on the insights and limitations these approaches offer in understanding media culture-- the meanings we take from the media, our everyday interactions with it, and its global impact.

3 Credit Hours