Intro
Week 1
9/5
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus.

9/6
The Media Studies Reader, "Introduction: Mapping Media Studies"
Stokes, How to Do Media and Cultural Studies, "Introduction" [hereafter, "Stokes"]

Chapter 1
Week 2
9/10
Stokes, Chap. 1. Pg. 1-11

9/12
Stokes, Chap. 1. Pg. 11-25

9/13
Discussion lead A

Week 3
9/17
Jenkins, "Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars?: Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and Participatory Culture" (2003)

9/19
Jenkins, con't

9/20
Discussion lead B.

Chapter 2
Week 4
9/24
Stokes, Chap. 2. Pg. 26-38

9/26
Stokes, Chap. 2. Pg. 39-48

9/27
Discussion lead C

Week 5
10/1
Gitelman, "Reading Music, Reading Records, Reading Race: Musical Copyright and the U. S. Copyright Act of 1909" (1997)

10/3
Gitelman, con't

10/4
Discussion lead D


Chapter 3
Week 6
(No class Monday 10/8: Indigineous Peoples' Day)

10/10
Stokes, Chap. 3

10/11
Discussion lead E

Sunday, 10/14: Assignment #1 Due 11:59pm.

Week 7
10/15
Mojola, "Material girls and Material love: Consuming femininity and the contradictions of post-girl power among Kenyan schoolgirls" (2015)

10/17
Tzankova, con't

10/18
Discussion lead F

Sunday, 10/21: Assignment #2 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 4
Week 8
10/22
Stokes, Chap. 4. Pg. 74-92

10/24
Stokes, Chap. 4. Pg. 92-117

10/25
Discussion lead G

Sunday, 10/28: Assignment #3 Due 11:59pm.

Week 9
10/29
Pietikäinen, "Broadcasting Indigenous Voices" (2008)

10/31
Pietikäinen con't

11/1
Discussion lead H

Chapter 5
Week 10
11/5
Stokes, Chap. 5.

Tuesday, 11/6: Assignment #4 Due 6pm.

11/7
Stokes, Chap. 5. con't.
11/8
Discussion lead I

Week 11
(No class Monday 11/12)

Tuesday, 11/13: Assignment #5 due 6pm.

11/14
Soares, "The Man of Tomorrow: Superman from American Exceptionalism to Globalization" (2015)

11/16
Discussion lead J

Week 12
11/19
Meehan,"Gendering the Commodity Audience: Critical Media Research, Feminism, and Political Economy" (2002)


(no class 11/21 and 11/22: Acknowledge the histories and struggles of the Native/Indigenous Peoples of the Americas)

Sunday, 11/25: Assignment #6 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 6
Week 13
11/26
Stokes, Chap. 6. Pg. 170-188

11/28
Stokes, Chap. 6. Pg. 188-200

11/29
Discussion and feedback of research projects in progress.

Week 14
12/4
Final project presentations:
• Sousou
• Lana
• Yinan
• Rachel
• Lizzie
• Cheyenne
• Liliana
• Harry

12/6
(Last day of class)
Final project presentations, con't:
• Jill
• Rich
• Jasmine
• Josh
• Juan
• Haley
• Sarah T.


Sunday, 12/9: Assignment #7 Due 11:59pm.