Week 1
Studying Media

7/1
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus & introductions.

7/2
Croteau + Hoynes, Chap. 1. [hereafter, "C+H"] (.PDF)

7/3
Exercise #1: "Media use across time."

[7/4: No class. July 4th Holiday]


Week 2
Media Technologies

7/8
C+H Chap. 2

7/9
Grossberg et al., "Narratives of Media History" [excerpt]

7/10
Slack and Wise, Culture and Technology: A Primer
    Chap. 3 "Determinism"
    Chap. 4 "Control"
    Chap. 8 "Defining Technology"

7/11
Presentation and discussion A.


Week 3
Media Industry

7/15
C+H Chap. 3

7/16
C+H Chap. 4

7/17
C+H Chap. 5

7/18
Presentation and Discussion B.

Week 4
Media Content

7/22
C+H Chap. 6

7/23
Pearson, "Star Trek: Serialized Ideology"
Jones, "Fox & Friends: Political Talk"

7/24
Midterm Exam.

7/25
Presentation and Discussion C.

Week 5
Media, Representation, and Identity

7/29
C+H Chap. 7

7/30
Mulvey, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema"

7/31
Rodman, "Race... and Other Four Letter Words"

8/1
Presentation and Discussion D.

Week 6
Users and Audiences

8/5
C+H Chap. 8

8/6
Jenkins, "Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars?"

8/7
[no class]

8/8
Presentation and Discussion E.


Week 7
Media and Globalization

8/12
C+H Chap. 9


8/13
Jenkins, "Pop Cosmopolitanism"
C+H Chap. 10

8/14
[Last day of class]
Exercise #2: "Making media."