Media Theory
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5006
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Media Studies
Description:
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.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
This course is required for all Media Studis students, to be taken in the first year of study.