Intro
Week 1
9/4
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus.

9/5
Wise, Cultural Globalization Chap. 1, "Culture at Home" (2017)
Croteau and Hoynes, Media/Society Chap. 1, "Media/Society in a Digital World" (2017)

PDF Reading guide for today's disscussion.

Chapter 1: What is 'research'?
Week 2
9/9
Berger, Introduction and Chap. 1

9/11
Berger, Chap. 1, con't

9/12
Berger, Chap. 2, pg. 37-48
Jenkins, "Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars?: Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and Participatory Culture" (2003)

Week 3
9/16
Jenkins, con't.

9/18
Berger, Chap. 2, pg. 48-65

9/19
Discussion lead A.

Chapter 2: Defining the object(s) of analysis
Week 4
9/23
Berger, Chap. 3 "Semiotic Analysis"

9/25
Berger, Chap. 4 "Rhetorical Analysis"

9/26
Discussion lead B

Sunday, 9/29: Assignment #1 Due 11:59pm.

Week 5
9/30
Shane, "The Semiotics of Authenticity: Indexicality in Donald Trump’s Tweets" (2018)

10/2
Shane, con't

10/3
Discussion lead C


Sunday, 10/6: Assignment #2 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 3: Theory
Week 6
10/7
Berger, Chap. 5, "Ideological Criticism"

10/9
[no class]

10/10
Discussion lead D

Monday, 10/14: Assignment #3 Due 11:59pm.

Week 7
[No class 10/14: Indigenous Peoples' Day]

10/16
Berger, Chap. 7, "Discourse Analysis"
Hughey and Daniels, "Racist comments at online news sites: a methodological dilemma for discourse analysis" (2015)

10/17
Hughey and Daniels, con't

Chapter 4: Methods
Week 8
10/21
Berger, Chap. 9

10/23
Berger, Chap. 10 + 11.

10/24
Discussion lead E

Sunday, 10/27: Assignment #4 Due 11:59pm.

Week 9
10/28
Haugerud, Mahoney, & Ference, "Watching The Daily Show in Kenya" (2012)

10/30
Baudinette, "Gay dating applications and the production/ reinforcement of queer space in Tokyo" (2019)


10/31
Discussion lead F

Week 10
11/4
Berger, Chap. 12

11/6
Mishra, "Looking westwards: Men in transnational men’s magazine advertising in India" (2002)

11/7

Discussion lead G

Sunday, 11/10: Assignment #5 Due 11:59pm.

Chapter 5: Contributing to the discpline
Week 11
[No class 11/11: Veterans' Day]

11/13
Boxman-Shabtai, "The practice of parodying: YouTube as a hybrid field of cultural production" (2019)

11/14
Patterson, "The Golden Girls Live: residual television texts, participatory culture, and queering TV heritage through drag" (2016)

Week 12
11/18
MacDowall and de Souza,"‘I’d Double Tap That!!’: street art, graffiti, and Instagram research" (2018)

11/20
Khamis, Ang, and Welling, "Self-branding, ‘micro-celebrity’ and the rise of Social Media Influencers" (2017)
Duffy and Hund,"'Having it All' on Social Media: Entrepreneurial Femininity and Self-Branding Among Fashion Bloggers" (2015)

11/21
Optional attendance day.
I'll be in the classroom if you'd like to come and discuss your final project.

Thursday, 11/21: Assignment #6 Due 11:59pm.

Week 13
11/25
Final project presentations, day 1:
• Hailey Otero
• Dalia Sadaka
• Inika Shetty
• Michael Henshaw
• Melody Lee
• Wes Cannon

[No class 11/27, 11/28: Indigenous Peoples' Day]

Week 14
12/2
Final project presentations, day 2:
• Jacob Proctor
• Jillian Piano
• Artie Ghosh
• Joey DeSomma
• Olivia Oriaku
• Rowan Van Lare

12/4
[Last day of class]
Final project presentations, day 3:
• Isabelle Hahn
• Nell Snow
• Shaquille Walters
• Sheng Fan
• Lauren Smith
• Tommy Vachon
• Sijie Sun

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