Feb 03, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CINE 111 - Introduction to Media Studies

FC ARHU
4 credits
Paintings, newspapers, novels, photographs, magazines, motion pictures, radio broadcasts, television shows, music files, art installations, podcasts, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, the Internet, these are some examples of what we think of, loosely, as media. These forms enable exchanges of information, ideas, emotions, and stories at global and personal levels. They profoundly shape our understanding and experience of the world. Indeed they stand, in meaningful ways, between the world and us, while also connecting us to one another. The purpose of this course is to explore, in both creative and critical ways, the ‘in between’ to study what mediates the relations among, for example, authors and readers, artists and audiences, filmmakers and spectators - even you and me. We will consider how media are composed and gain influence, what (literally) they are made of, and why they matter. In short, we will make and study media in order to become more reflective not only about the forms that structure our world (and online classroom), but also about our own actions as creators and consumers of those forms.



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