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Media and Society II

SOC 260
Spring 2015 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course explores recent developments in the study of media. A variety of media formats will be considered, with particular attention to music/sound, video games, and new media (e.g., social networks, blogs and microblogs, collaborative forums). The course examines the ways these media challenge older theoretical frameworks established in relation to visual and noninteractive media, as well as transform the social itself: rearranging relations of power, upsetting media markets, and drawing into question the ontological integrity of the individual consuming subject. We will revisit media scholars' longstanding preoccupation with power, autonomy, and agency in light of these changes, as well as considering the recent turn in media studies to ontology, the body, and affect.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(SOC)

Last Updated on JUN-18-2024
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