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Lauren S. Berliner
BISMCS 333
Bothell Campus

Media and Communication Studies

Emphasizes the skills of critical media analysis and creative media production. Addresses media representations and the importance of media in structuring contemporary society.

Class description

This class is an introduction to the skills of critical media analysis and informed media production. Students will explore key theories of media production and consumption and apply these theories to the task of reflecting critically on media representations and the roles that media play in shaping our contemporary society. These analytical skills provide the theoretical foundation for students who wish to enhance their critical approach to media production, perhaps in the pursuit of becoming conscientious media professionals and/or more informed media consumers. Through lectures, discussions and hands-on projects, students will examine the politics of representation, practices of production, and the institutional, cultural, and regulatory conditions that shape how media is produced and consumed.

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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 Lauren S. Berliner
Date: 08/16/2013