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, political, and economic perspectives and controversies. A variety of media formats will be considered, with particular attention to text (newspapers, magazines, fanzines) and visual images (photography, film, television). The course takes up questions of representation, participation, consumerism, pleasure, and power that have dominated social thinking on the media since the Frankfurt School. Topics will include advertising and branding, pornography, photojournalism, fandom, corporate consolidation and 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: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course reader, including works by Lisa Nakamura, Herman Gray, Naomi Klein, Mark Andrejevic, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Stuart Hall, and Walter Benjamin.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Mid-semester and final papers, weekly journal.
|Instructor(s): Goldberg,Greg Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 19||1st Ranked: 5||2nd Ranked: 3||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 10|