Note: This section is not recommended for athletes due to practice conflicts.
This course explores the role of contemporary media in shaping our sense of ourselves and our world. The class surveys a broad array of critical approaches to understanding media. To accomplish this critical objective, and to facilitate our departmental mission and goals, this course utilizes contemporary critical theory to assist students in understanding the complex role of mass media (film, television, advertising, print, sound and new media) in society. Students are introduced to six different critical perspectives, which are organized according to their emphasis on media industries, messages, or audiences. The central aim of this course is to transform students into critical citizens. It is, thus, imperative we examine contemporary film, television programs, websites, and music to accomplish this goal.
|MW, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
F, 9 - 10:15 a.m.
|Ian Dawe, Term Instructor
|Music of the Twentieth Century