This course is an introduction to the critical analysis of film and television. Students become familiar with the concepts on which humanistic understandings--as opposed to social scientific understandings--of media and culture are currently based. The course surveys the filmic, televisual, photographic, musical, and digital texts of which the contemporary international mediascape is composed. Students also study the analytic techniques available for making sense of, appreciating, and taking issue with individual media texts, groupings of media texts, and the overall "media ecology," as understood in their proper cultural and historical contexts.
The University of North Carolina is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033; (404) 679-4500; www.sacscoc.org).
UNC Kenan-Flagler is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
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Distance courses are offered online and via correspondence.
Computer, e-mail, Internet Access, Minimum requirements: 266 MHz processor (PC or Mac), 266 MHz processor (PC or Macintosh), Memory: 64 megabytes RAM, Browser: Mozilla 1.5, Internet Explorer 5, or Netscape 6, Modem: 33,600 baud
There are no geographic restrictions.
Campus attendance is not required, however in some courses the final exam must be taken under supervision at an accredited institution of higher education or other appropriate institutional setting.
Carolina Courses Online and Self-paced Courses are open to anyone regardless of whether the individual is enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Admission to UNC-Chapel Hill is not required, but you should be at least a high school senior.