Course Description


MS 9100 (700) (Fall 2009)   Interdisciplinary Foundations of Media Theory

Instructor: J. Burston / J. Compton

Course Description
This seminar approaches theory as an act; part agency, part structure. It prepares participants to theoretically inform and ground research into media industries, cultures and technologies. Seminar participants are introduced to different approaches to and critiques of theorizing along with the media and cultural theories that offer ways of understanding the hows and whys of media as a system of mediations, meanings, practices, and political economies. The works to be studied come from, critical theory, new media theories, various traditions of cultural studies, feminist studies, semiotics and post/colonial, structural and modern studies.

0.5 course

Cross-listed with PMC 9700



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