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Media Syllabus

Media Syllabus - Media180 Fall,2008,Sections94103...

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Media 180 Fall, 2008, Sections 94-103 p. 1/6 Media 180, Introduction to Media Studies Sections 94-103 Department of Film and Media Studies Hunter College of the City University of New York Fall, 2008 Lectures: Lecturers: [email protected] [email protected] Discussion Section Instructors: Davin Deblat Bill Herman [email protected] [email protected] Section 94: M 10:10-11:00 (HN 506) Section 95: M 10:10-11:00 (HW 1143) Section 99: M 9:10-10:00 (HW 1137) Joelle González-Laguer Leslie Synn [email protected] [email protected] Section 96: W: 11:10-12:00 (HW 504) Section 97: M 9:10-10:00 (HN 506) Section 98: W 9:10-10:00 (HN 1516) Doris Caçoilo Section 101: M 10:10-11:00 (HN C111) [email protected] Section 103: W 10:10-11:00 (HN 1516) Section 100: M 9:10-10:00 (HN C111) Section 102: M 10:10-11:00 (HN 1516) Course Description: The media of mass communication are pervasive and ubiquitous and their influence is obviously profound. The development of books, newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and movies, and the growth of the World Wide Web and instantaneous global communication by means of orbiting satellites, have left few spheres of human existence untouched. This course provides an introductory understanding of the nature and functions of the communications media and the influences that they have on us as individuals and as a society. Particular attention is given to the social and political factors that shape mass communication. Each Monday and Wednesday (12:10-1:00 p.m.) we will meet for a common lecture session in 615 HW , where general themes will be introduced and developed. Lecture titles and related readings are included in the class schedule that follows. Once a week you will also meet in the discussion sections for which you have registered. Your section instructor will review the assigned readings. You should carefully study the assigned reading prior to the scheduled 1
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Media 180 Fall, 2008, Sections 94-103 p. 2/6 date so that you will be able to participate in class discussion and follow the lecture. (The times and locations of the discussion sections are listed in the Hunter College Schedule of Classes.) Readings: The following paperback text is required reading. It is available for purchase in the Hunter College Bookstore. Ralph E. Hanson, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World , 2nd. Ed., (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2008) You are also expected to read material available on the “Blackboard” site ( bb.hunter.cuny.edu ) for the course. Attendance, Punctuality, and Participation:
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