Media and Society|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This course offers an introduction to the study of media, with a focus on critical social perspectives and controversies. A variety of media formats will be considered, with particular attention to print and visual images. The course takes up questions of representation, participation, consumerism, pleasure, and power that have dominated sociological and cultural studies approaches to media since the Frankfurt School. Topics will include advertising and branding, pornography, photojournalism, alternative media, social control, stereotypes, and objectification. Students will engage historical and theoretical texts and will be asked to participate in media processes, including production, interpretation, and critique.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course reader, including works by Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Susan Sontag, C. Wright Mills, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Ong, John Fiske, Rey Chow, bell hooks, Christine Harold, Neil Postman, Jodi Dean.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly journal, final paper
|Instructor(s): Goldberg,Greg Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 5||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 31||1st Ranked: 14||2nd Ranked: 10||3rd Ranked: 3||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 3|