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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies COMM 169I, The Media: Response and Criticism, Section 1, Spring  2010 Area: Inquiry Instructor: Dr. Stephen Hinerman Office location: HGH 216 Telephone: 408-924-5510 Email: [email protected] Office hours: TBD Class days/time: Online Classroom: Online Prerequisites: upper division standing Catalog Description Examination of the media as a source of persuasion concerning roles we play, situations in which we find ourselves and activities appropriate to us and our society. Critical analysis of messages in TV, movies, radio and magazines. Succeeding in a Four-Unit Course At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a four unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of eight hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. Blackboard class website Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on the class Desire to Learn site [URL TBA]. You are responsible for regularly checking messages sent via the class email system. The announcement page will be used for updates and other important alerts about the class. You may use the Desire to Learn email function to contact me or use the email address and phone number listed above. Foundations, INQUIRY, Practice COMM 169I is an Inquiry course. Each course in the Department of Communication Studies primarily focuses on one of three areas: Foundations (theoretical underpinnings of the discipline), Inquiry (research in the discipline), or Practice (application of communication theories and concepts to real world contexts). Although the course addresses theory (foundations) and practice (application), the primary purpose of COMM 169I is to facilitate your understanding of research methods associated with media criticism. Inquiry Area Objectives This course satisfies the INQUIRY area of Communication Studies learning objectives. All INQUIRY courses, including COMM 169I, share these learning objectives: COMM 169ISpring 2010 page 1 of 7
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Listen • Speak • Engage Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in methods of communication inquiry. R esearch Methods : Demonstrate understanding of methods of communication research and analyses, such as rhetorical, critical, interpretive, performative, and social scientific approaches. R esearch Critique : Develop and apply analytical skills for understanding and evaluating communication research studies. Course Goals
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