MHIS 206 S001: Reading Media Culture

This course expands on interpretive skills developed in MHIS-205 by introducing students to key theoretical perspectives that impact media aesthetics and media culture at the levels of production, circulation, and reception. Theoretical perspectives may include formative lineages in media theory (e.g. semiotics and structuralism; political economy and Marxist theory; psychoanalysis; critical theory), key issues in the politics of media representation (e.g. taste cultures; gender studies; critical race theory; postcolonial and transnational studies), as well as more recent and emerging perspectives in contemporary media studies (e.g. affect theory; ecocriticism; indigenous studies). Students will engage with a selection of theoretical texts with the support of comprehensive lectures, required screenings, and active discussion seminars. The course grounds students in a broader critical and cultural awareness of contemporary media culture, as well as prepares students for subsequent more specialized upper-level courses.

Priority is given to 2D-AN, 3D-AN, FMSA students in Year 2. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

Prerequisites: 

MHIS 205 Reading the Screen

Additional comments: 
Course Details: Lecture is Monday, 4:30pm-6:20pm (Instructor: A.Gadassik). Seminar is Friday, 9:30am-10:20am (Seminar Leader: TBA) and Screening is Friday, 1:00pm-3:00pm. A1
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 6-Apr 18
09:30:00-10:20:00
F B3155 MAIN
Jan 6-Apr 18
13:00:00-15:00:00
F A1060 MAIN
Jan 6-Apr 18
16:30:00-18:20:00
M A1060 MAIN