COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Fall 2016, Section 001 - Fashion and Media
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
8
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251 or COMM 271 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course introduces the critical study of fashion in media and culture. The aim is to provide a framework for studying how fashion, as a multi-billion dollar global industry and significant component of everyday life, helps structure social relations and functions as a site of identity construction. We develop theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches to studying fashion and fashion media, drawing on interdisciplinary readings that place questions of identity and power in conversation with matters of technology, marketing, production, and labor. As we work through studies of personal style blogs, designer brand campaigns, YouTube tutorials, magazines, media depictions of the fashion world, and beyond, students have the opportunity to critically explore topics of personal and professional interest related to fashion, media, and culture.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Juniors and seniors.

Class Format:

Recitation twice weekly for 1.5 hours each.

Schedule

COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
17082
Closed
0
1Jr or Sr
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/15/2016.
002 (LEC)
 In Person
24185
Open
7
7Jr or Sr
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/15/2016.
003 (LEC)
 In Person
29672
Open
2
2Jr or Sr
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/15/2016.
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29673
Closed
0
4Jr or Sr
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/15/2016.
005 (LEC)
 In Person
30576
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section meets with SI 316.001

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