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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2017

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    DMS 259SEM - Introduction To Media Analysis
    Introduction To Media Analysis SAR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   24240   Enrollment Capacity:   100
    Section:   SAR   Enrollment Total:   100
    Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   M W , 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Room:   Cfa 112 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
      Course Description
    An introduction to the historical development of media in modern culture, this course will expose students to a range of critical accounts of photography, film, recorded sound, print, television, video, and new media. We will examine the material and aesthetic components that define various media as well as the political, social, and economic functions that media serve. Lectures, screenings, and discussions will be structured by major theoretical texts and approaches drawn from the humanities disciplines of film and media studies, critical theory, and cultural studies. This course will demonstrate the foundational role of media in the construction of Western civilization, concepts of the global, and contemporary life around the world. It will also provide a solid theoretical basis for all forms of media study, including both production and analysis.
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