Week 1
Media + Culture

7/2
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus & introductions.

7/3
Hodkinson, Chap. 1.
Croteau + Hoynes, Chap. 1: pg. 2-15 [hereafter, "C+H"]
"Edison Labs, 1891" The New Yorker, June 25, 2018
7/4
No class.

7/5
Exercise #1: "Media use and time" presentation.


Week 2
Media Convergence

7/9
Pavlik & McIntosh, Chap. 1 pg. 3-12
Grossberg, "Narratives of Media History"

7/10
Pavlik & McIntosh, Chap. 1 pg. 12-22

7/11
C+H, Chap. 10.

7/12
Discussion lead A.


Week 3
Media + Society

7/16
C+H, Chap. 1: pg. 15-25

7/17
No class.

7/18
Fortunati, "The mobile phone"
Bull, "iPod: a Personalized Sound World for its Consumers"

7/19
Discussion lead B.

Week 4
Media Industries

7/23
C+H, Chap. 2. "The Economics of the Media Industry"

7/24
C+H, Chap. 3. "Political Influence on Media"

7/25
In-class midterm exam.

7/26
Discussion lead C.

Week 5
Media + Meaning

7/30
C+H, Chap. 5. "Media and Ideology"

7/31
C+H, Chap. 7. "Media Influence and the Political World"

8/1
C+H, Chap. 8. "Active Audiences and the Construction of Meaning"

8/2
Discussion lead D.

Week 6
Media Repsentation

8/7
Wise, Chap. 1

8/8
C+H, Chap. 6. pg. 187-205
Hodkinson, Chap. 12

8/9
C+H, Chap. 6. pg. 205-209
Hodkinson, Chap. 13

8/10
Discussion lead E.


Week 7
Media Technology

8/13
C+H, Chap. 9. "Media Technology"

8/14
Makagon, "Sonic Earthquakes"

8/15
Final day of class.
Exercise #2: "Making Media" presentations.

Sunday, 8/19
Final Journal due, 11:59pm