Comm 226 - Social Impact of Mass Media: This course explores research on the influence of mass media on audiences. It examines the effects of television (and some other media) on thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Topics include politics and the media, the influence of news, public service campaigns and advertising, and media influence on health.
Comm 33 - Program Process in TV: This course introduces concepts and techniques of television production through weekly lectures and lab meetings. During the course students work on two major projects: first, a short, narrative piece shot in single-camera, post-production style, and, second, a multiple camera piece shot live in the studio.
Journal 333 - Intro to Visual Storytelling: In introduction to Visual Storytelling, students will become better producers and consumers of visual media. Students will develop a deeper visual literacy by studying topics like visual ethics, aesthetics, agency, and the currents of the modern visual journalism ecosystem. By reporting their own video, photography and data visualization projects, students will learn how to control exposure with a DSLR camera, how to capture quality video and how to use different editing and production software.
POLISCI 391AP - Seminar - Art & Politics: How the worlds of politics and art intersect and/or collide. In this unique course, you'll examine forms of artistic expression from spoken word poetry and film to graffiti art and theater as well as critical analyses by political theorists and artists alike. Consider how thinking of the arts as politics shifts our sense of what it means to think and act politically.
ANTHRO 224 - Gender in Hip Hop Culture: Critically examine issues of race, representation and the sexual politics of hip- hop culture. Trace the historical implications of race and gender in U. S. culture from slavery onwards and connect how past images of African Americans continue to influence contemporary notions of Black identity. We will trace the early historical moments of the hip- hop movement in order to understand how the culture became synonymous with male dominated spaces and silent women. Look at the role of the internet and alternative forms of media as a means of how hip-hop has moved from the board room to the global stage, giving the power back to the people.