MEDIA CRITICISM
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
26202
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course is designed to introduce students to major trends in media criticism (e.G., Psychoanalysis, genre analysis, feminist theory, and cultural studies). Course readings and discussions will focus primarily on television texts.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: (COMMRC 0320 or COMM 0102) and ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006); MIN GRADE 'C' for all listed courses
Class Attributes
DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
Children's Literature
SCI Diversity General Ed. Requirements
Global Studies
Class Notes
This course introduces students to a variety of critical approaches to media analysis. Students will learn how to examine the ways in which meanings are created in the content, structure, and context of mediated communication. The main focus of the class is on media representations of others and the role of media in enabling cultural diversity. Specific sessions will highlight media portrayals of ethnicity, race, gender, class and representations of people across borders. The course places current forms of media content in social and historical perspective and considers how we can respond with constructive criticism. This class also fulfills the Diversity General Education requirement. The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom/.

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Elfriede Fursich
Meets
MoWe 3:25PM - 4:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
129 Victoria Building
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
23
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
22
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20