Media History New and Old Specialization

MSCH-F 311 Media History

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: One of MSCH-C 213, MSCH-C 207, TEL-T 205, or TEL-T 207, with a grade of C- or higher; or consent of instructor. Surveys the historical development of mediated communication suggesting linkages between the past and present. Examines a variety of time periods and media forms: telegraphy, telephony, radio, television, and computer communication. Credit given for only one of MSCH-F 311 or TEL-T 311.

MSCH-F 392 Media Genres: American Independent Cinema

(3 cr.) CASE A&H

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190, or consent of instructor. Topic varies. Analysis of typical genres, such as westerns, situation comedies, documentaries, etc. Problems of generic description or definition: themes, conventions, iconography peculiar to given genres. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 392 and CMCL-C 392.

MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media: Media Convergence

(3 cr.)

Analysis of selected problems in media studies. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-V 334 and CMCL-C 334.

MSCH-D 337 New Media

(3 cr.)

Develops frameworks for understanding new media technologies in social contexts. Compares computing, networked digital media, and social media to prior eras of technological change, focusing on interactions among technological, industrial, regulatory, social, and cultural forces. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-D 337 and CMCL-C 337.

MSCH-M 411 Media Industries and Cultural Productions: MTV

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Examines the social, economic, and cultural forces that influence the creation of programs and genres in the media industries. Topic varies, but may explore the role of networks, advertisers, studios, and independent producers. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 411 or CMCL-C 411.

MSCH-F 413 Global Villages

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Electronic media’s role in altering perceptions of time, space, locality, and identity. Explores changing economic, political, and cultural relations in the global media environment. Topic varies and may include global media events, transborder information flows, cultural differences in media forms and practices. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 413 and CMCL-C 413.

MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History: History of Television

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 420 and CMCL-C 420.

MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History: Researching Media History

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 420 and CMCL-C 420.

GNDR-G 402 Problems in Gender Study: Celebrity Theory

(1–3 cr.)

Topical seminar in gender studies. Analysis of a particular issue or problem that has generated debate within gender-related scholarship in a particular discipline, or across several disciplines/fields of inquiry. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

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