IntoMediaSyllabus

IntoMediaSyllabus - DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA, CULTURE, AND...

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DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA, CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATION Introduction to Media Studies E59.0001 Professor Ted Magder Fall 2011 TR 9:30 – 10:45 am Location: Frederick Loewe Theatre Ted Magder Office Hours: T 11:00 – 12:00 or by appointment to [email protected] Tutorials 02 T 12:30 La Riviere 03 T 12:30 Brennan 04 T 12:30 Chen 05 T 12:30 Kandel 06 T 15:30 Brennan 07 T 15:30 Feldman 08 T 15:30 Kulkarni 09 Th 12:30 Kulkarni 10 Th 12:30 Davison 11 Th 15:30 La Riviere 12 Th 12:30 Chen 13 Th 12:30 Cohen 14 Th 15:30 Davison 15 Th 15:30 Feldman Course Description This course introduces students of media, culture, and communication to the themes, issues and theoretical debates central to the modern study of mediated forms of communication. It examines the factors that influence the media and, in turn, examines the influence of media on attitudes, values and behaviors, both individual and social. Students will be expected to develop an analytical appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of various media theories and to arrive at some thoughtful conclusions regarding their own theoretical preferences. A simple question guides our inquiry: what does it mean to say that we live in the age of media? Required Texts Book: David Croteau and William Hoynes. Media/Society: Industries, Images and Audiences . 4 th edition, Pine Forge Press, 2011 Reading Kit: E59.001: Introduction to Media Studies: Professor Magder Advanced Copy Center, 522 LaGuardia Place Blackboard: see Course Documents for all journal articles and other As indicated in syllabus and periodic course updates Style Manuals Students are strongly urged to purchase at least one style manual. A good style manual helps improve the organization and composition of your written work and, used properly, will ensure proper citation of sources. Here are two recommendations: Joseph Gibaldi. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers . 7th ed. NY: MLA, 2009 Kate Turabian. Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations . 7th ed. Chicago University Press, 1996 Assignments and Grading In-class Tests (3 @ 15% each) 45% (see class schedule for dates) 4 Blog-based Review Assignments 40% (see class schedule for due dates) Tutorial Participation 15% (attendance, as well as consistent and productive contributions in tutorials) E59.0001/F11/1
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GENERAL COURSE AND SCHOOL POLICIES Grading Rubric (Plus and minus grades indicate the standing within the above grades) A Excellent (numerical equivalent: 90 – 100%) Outstanding work in all respects: comprehensive understanding, thoughtful and creative interpretations, well-focused and original insights, well-reasoned commentary and analysis. Writing is clear, analytical, and organized.
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IntoMediaSyllabus - DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA, CULTURE, AND...

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