FTVM 441 - National Screens
Winter 2021, Section 001 - Global Media
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC) 236.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/19/21 - 4/21/21 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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In recent years, the globalization of media has become a key issue of debate in many nations and cultures around the world. Yet, many discussions about globalization tend to obscure the often complex and contradictory relationships among global, national and local forces. In this course, we will critically examine the role that film, television, video games, and other media play in shaping our sense of global, national, and local cultures and identities. We will focus on the role of global media institutions in society and also examine how diverse audiences use global media to negotiate with issues of cultural identity in everyday life. The goal of this course is to introduce you to a broad range of issues that are stimulating research in the field of global media studies.

Course Requirements:

Attendance and class participation, in-class exercises, research project & presentation, exams (mid-term and final).

Intended Audience:

Advanced FTVM Majors/Non-Majors (preferably Juniors and Seniors) with an interest in media beyond the United States.

Class Format:

Ninety-minute lectures twice a week, relevant media will be shown in class as needed.
Instruction Mode:
Class will be held synchronously through zoom. In case a student is unable to attend class for health related or other reasons, the recorded lecture and all class activities will be provided to them. All aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.
Learning Mode:
The weekly lectures for this course will be synchronous. Occasionally, pre-recorded asynchronous lecture content may be provided as well. Students will be able to participate in class discussions in both synchronous and asynchronous mode.
Course Testing/Assessment:
Testing for this course will be both synchronous and asynchronous. There may be in-class activities or assessments during the synchronous zoom session. However, if a student misses a class session, they will be provided with alternate make-up assignments.


FTVM 441 - National Screens
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21
002 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21
003 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21
004 (LAB)
Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
1/19/21 - 4/21/21

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