Course Description.
This course is designed to give Media and Screen Studies students a foundation in the theories and methods of analysis in cultural and media studies. Positioned between the introductory MSCR classes and the higher-level theory classes, this course gives students the skills and knowledge they need to do effective research media and cultural studies. Students will learn the how and why of media and cultural studies, focusing on the foundational assumptions, theories, and methods of the discpline.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

• Define methods, theories, and assumptions foundational to the study of media in cultural studies.

• Apply the methods, theories, and assumptions to research and analysis appropriate to media and cultural studies.

• Read, understand, apply, and synthesize scholarly writing in media and cultural studies.

• Understand how to contruct an appropriate and effective analytical paper in media and cultural studies, using scholarly articles and research.

Required Text
The text is available at the bookstore. I've also included an link below the book title.

Berger, Arthur Asa. Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 5th Edition (Sage, 2019) link.

All other articles are posted as PDFs on the 'schedule' page.