Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
In Reading Media Critically, we will examine theoretical approaches to understanding, analyzing and participating in media projects. Using a range of communication theories, we will interrogate the relationships between media, identity, and society to analyze how media texts reproduce, challenge, or transform existing norms and power structures. The mass media focus makes this course fun with screenings and interesting discussions, but it is writing intensive.
Berger, A. A. (2013). Media analysis techniques (5th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1412987769
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Assignments generally include a series of short critical essays, a longer analytical paper, and a creative project. COMM 3300 satisfies the Written Requirement for the Certificate in Critical Communication Skills (C3).