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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated August 3, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
MCST 110-01  Texts and Power: Foundations of Media and Cultural Studies
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 111 Bradley Stiffler
 
MCST 114-01  News Reporting and Writing
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 226 Howard Sinker
 
MCST 128-01  Film Analysis/Visual Culture
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 226 Michael Griffin
 
MCST 128-02  Film Analysis/Visual Culture
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 402 Morgan Adamson
*First Year Course only* We live in a world populated by images. These images, still and moving, can tell us a good deal about who we are, what we desire, and what we value as a culture—they both reflect and transform the realities of everyday life. Learning to analyze the power of images requires understanding the ways that they are produced, disseminated, and consumed; it requires looking at the ways that images are constructed and reading the codes and conventions that give them meaning—meaning which is always subject to change and contestation. Over the course of the semester, we will develop skills for examining the images that surround us, applying the tools and insights of visual analysis to television, advertising, art, and new media. However, the main focus of the course will be on the cinema (arguably one of the most important ‘new media’ of the twentieth century). Exploring a wide range of styles, geographies, and theories of cinema, this course will give you the tools and vocabulary necessary to more systematically analyze films. We will look at the evolution of the moving image, studying the transformations the cinema has undergone over the past century, as well as the ways that we, as spectators, have been transformed along with it. Alongside these questions, we will address issues of ideology, race, gender, colonization, nationalism, class, and surveillance as they occur in and are produced by visual culture, working to understand these issues not simply at the level of content, but at the level of form. Though our central focus will be to develop your close reading and writing skills, students will also have the opportunity to make a short video project.

MCST 202-01  Global Media Industries
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 226 Michael Griffin
*Cross-listed with INTL 202-01*

MCST 234-01  New Media Theories/Practices
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm ARTCOM 102 Daniel Dean
 
MCST 334-01  Cultural Studies and the Media
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 113 Leola Johnson
 
MCST 394-01  Fundamentals of Video Production
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am ART 301 Morgan Adamson
*Prerequisite MCST 128 or MCST 248 or MCST 249*

MCST 488-01  Senior Seminar: Hip Hop and Representation
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 402 Leola Johnson
*Screening times TBD*

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated August 3, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
MCST 110-01  Texts and Power: Foundations of Media and Cultural Studies
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 113 Leola Johnson
 
MCST 110-02  Texts and Power: Foundations of Media and Cultural Studies
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 111 Bradley Stiffler
 
MCST 126-01  Local News Media Institutions
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 250 Michael Griffin
 
MCST 354-01  Blackness in the Media
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 402 Leola Johnson
*Cross-listed with AMST 354-01; screening times TBD*

MCST 357-01  Adv Journalism: New Media
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 216 Mary Turck
 
MCST 394-01  Cultures of Neoliberalism
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 217 Morgan Adamson
*Cross-listed with INTL 394-01*

MCST 394-02  Fundementals Video Production
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 404 Morgan Adamson
*Prerequisite MCST 128 or MCST 248 or MCST 249*

MCST 488-01  Advanced Topics: New Media
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 401 STAFF
 

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