Introduction to Media History, Theory and Criticism (COMM 140)University of North Carolina

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Introduction to Media History, Theory and Criticism (COMM 140)

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.

RequirementsStudents are required to watch four films and have access to a VCR or DVD player.
On Campus RequirementStudents are required to watch four films and have access to a VCR or DVD player.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelCourse
LanguageEnglish