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Wanda V Gregory
BIS 313
Bothell Campus

Issues in Media Studies

Examines a variety of issues involved in understanding different forms of media and their impact on our lives, in contexts spanning from local to global, using a wide range of theoretical, disciplinary, and methodological approaches.

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The World of Doctor Who

This class focuses on the popular British television program Doctor Who, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We will look at the early episodes along with those since the 2005 relaunch. We will explore the program from a number of perspectives including the ethics of time-travel, the nature of humanity, concepts of morality and justice, the Doctor as a mythological figure, the changing role and archetypes of companions, the fan culture surrounding the series, the transmedia media elements which have been created over the decades and much more. Finally we will try to answer the question Doctor Who?

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Wanda V Gregory
Date: 02/03/2013