This course will introduce some important areas of study and analytical approaches, as well as some key issues, that are currently discussed in media studies. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with past and present media theories in the United States and the U.K. We will also seek to analyze some of the current trends in the media and their effects on our national and global cultures.
Class attendance/reading and writing assignments/oral presentations/one typed paper at the end of each semester
Tim O'Sullivan et. al., Studying the Media [Oxford Univ. Press] Arthur Asa Berger, Media Analysis Techniques [Sage Publications]
Campbell, Media and Culture; An Introduction to Mass Communication[Bedford/St. Martin's]
Students are expected to improve their critical thinking skills and ACTIVELY participate in class discussions
(Subject to change) １．Media and postmodern culture ２．Impact of electronic media forms and images ３．Genres and representation ４．Audience reception ５．The business of mass media and the changing media worlds ６．Media practice--journalism and the freedom of expression
* Class schedule will be announced later
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