Media Studies: Ideas

Term: Fall 2011, Spring 2012

Subject Code: NMDS

Course Number: 5006

This course is required of all first-year Media Studies students; students may be advised to take the course either concurrently with or in the semester after Understanding Media Studies. Media Studies: Ideas overviews the major schools of academic thought that have had an influence on the field of Media Studies, as they pertain to three central themes: Media and Power, Media and Technology, and Media and Aesthetics. The historical and philosophical roots of the discipline are emphasized through a wide variety of readings, discussions, and academic writing assignments. * This course is required for all students, to be taken in the first year of study.

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