AFFILIATE FACULTY, LAURIE OUELLETTE will be teaching COMM 5211 Critical Media Studies: Theory and Method this fall. The course will meet on Tuesdays from 1:25 – 3:55pm in Ford B60. The course is designed to provide a general introduction and overview of media studies and the interdisciplinary field of critical media studies and is approved for the MIMS Graduate Minor. See below for more information.
Fall 2016 Graduate Seminar
Critical Media Studies: Theory and Method
Professor Laurie Ouellette
This seminar presents an overview of the interdisciplinary field of critical media studies. The course is designed to provide a general introduction to media studies (beyond film) and equip students to teach courses in popular culture, media culture, and new media. This 5000-level seminar is limited to graduate students and is approved for the MIMS Graduate Minor.
We will cover seminal approaches to media analysis (cultural studies, queer media studies, political economy, feminist media studies, post-structuralism, race and media studies, production studies, fan studies) as well as newer scholarship that connects media culture to affect theory, global networks and flows, interactivity, and other emerging topics in the critical humanities and social sciences.
Theory and method will be covered, and students will participate in weekly analysis of media objects (broadly defined).