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Media and Communication Studies

Spring 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



MCS 222   Introduction to Media & Communication                   3 credits
          Studies                                           

          Grade Method: REG "Introduction to Media &
          Communication  Studies" This course offers
          students  an introduction  to the critical
          perspectives and research methods that are
          central    to   the   analysis   of   mass
          communication  policy and programming, new
          media,  interpersonal  communication,  and
          audience   reception.   The   course  will
          provide  students the skills to design and
          apply   a   range   of   interdisciplinary
          concepts  and  methods  to  media analysis
          projects.   Themes   of  the  course  will
          situate  various  forms  of  media  within
          specific historical and cultural contexts.
[4295] 0101 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (SOND204)       SNYDER, D
[4296] 0201 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (SOND204)       SNYDER, D


MCS 333   History and Theory of Mass Communication                3 credits
          and Media Studies                                 

          Grade   Method:   REG   This  course  will
          introduce  students to the  history of the
          discipline   of  mass  communications  and
          media studies, which have their origins in
          the  sociology  of  "mass society"  at the
          turn  of  the twentieth century  in the US
          and  Europe.  The  course  will  chart the
          shift   from   a   "Mass   Communications"
          approach   emphasizing   "media   effects"
          (which  includes both industry-friendly US
          scholarship     and    Marxist    European
          critiques)   to   newer   "media  studies"
          approaches  that  emerged in  the 1970s as
          part of a larger shift in studies of human
          behavior   and   expressive  culture.  The
          course will consider the ways that changes
          in   the  technologies  of  communication,
          information,       entertainment,      and
          surveillance  have  helped  to  shape  the
          paradigms   under   which  scholars  study
          audiences,    messages,    and    culture.
          Further, the course will examine how these
          same changes have shaped the way producers
          think    about    and   communicate   with
          audiences.
[4297] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SOND203)       LOVIGLIO, J


MCS 370   Special Topics in Media and Communication               3 credits
          Studies                                           

          Grade Method: REG
[4298] 0101 M..........7:10pm- 9:40pm (SOND203)       STAFF


MCS 404   Internship                                              3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[4299] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              SNYDER, D


MCS 499   Capstone Senior Seminar                                 3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
[4300] 0101 W..........4:30pm- 7:00pm (SOND207)       LOVIGLIO, J


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