COMM 306 - Survey of Media Topics in the Humanities
Fall 2022, Section 010 - Global Media Industries
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101, a previous humanities course, or sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.

Description

The rise of global media industries have been a significant driving force shaping values, attitudes, expectations, beliefs, and imaginations across the world. The importance of “industries” also points to how profit-seeking institutions produce commodities, manage creativity, distribute products, and control access to cultural resources—as well as profound transformations to those logics in recent years. What were once emerging and peripheral media industries have in recent years challenged the dominance of Western media. We will therefore not just look at the flows and contra-flows of global media production and distribution but also the often uneven, contested and hybridized ways by which media artifacts are taken up in different national contexts. Likewise, the increasing adoption of digital technologies also continues to complicate the mechanisms of control and distribution of media in ways that require critical understanding of its transformative roles in the global media economy. In looking at global media industries through the lens of critical theory, cultural studies and media industry studies, this course explores the global development of television, film, the Internet, gaming, music, and other industries directing much of our mediatized social life. By the end of the course, you will be able to explain how global media industries operate in relation to the issues of culture, identity, power, and changing logics of capital.

Course Requirements:

Assignments for this class include two short written reports (2-3 pgs) dealing with the production, distribution and reception of one media artifact across the globe. There will also be a choice of either a final essay or digital media production project.

Intended Audience:

This class is open to students of all levels and across all departments. It is of particular interest to students wanting to have both a practical and theoretical perspective of how the media industry operates globally.

Schedule

COMM 306 - Survey of Media Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26686
Open
1
 
10
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Please note-NO CREDIT GRANTED to students who took COMM 305.001 in Fall 2017.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
26687
Closed
0
 
8
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Please note - NO CREDIT GRANTED to students who took COMM 305 with topic: Representing American Jewishness.
003 (DIS)
 In Person
26688
Closed
0
 
1
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Please note - NO CREDIT GRANTED to students who took COMM 305 with topic: Representing American Jewishness.
004 (DIS)
 In Person
26689
Closed
0
 
2
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Please note - NO CREDIT GRANTED to students who took COMM 305 with topic: Representing American Jewishness.
005 (LEC)
 In Person
26690
Open
2
 
39
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: .
006 (DIS)
 In Person
33386
Closed
0
 
15
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
33387
Closed
0
 
13
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
33388
Closed
0
 
7
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
33389
Closed
0
 
5
W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
33390
Closed
0
 
4
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (LEC)
 In Person
37096
Closed
0
 
1
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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