May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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COM 469 - Media and Cultural Studies (Put on reserve 9/16/16)

Detailed examination of the media from the perspectives and insights of critical theoretical approaches ranging from the Frankfurt School, to cultural studies, to postmodern theory. Emphasis on unlocking the domains of meaning, value, politics, and ideology in the development of entertainment and information technology industries. COM 469 and COM 569 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.  (Put on Reserve 9/16/16.  Last taught in 2013.  Will go inactive 8/24/19.)

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate the basic concepts and terms used in an analysis of media’s impact on identity, race, gender, politics and culture.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different theoretical perspectives on the role and power of media in society in influencing social values, political beliefs, identities and behaviors.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills necessary to critically analyze specific media “texts” and explore the meaning of the changes that occur when a particular narrative is examined from the context of different time periods.
  • Relate concepts such as the dynamics of class, gender, generation and race and their respective influences on both the production and reception of media.
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