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Amoshaun Phynn Toft
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 task of reflecting critically on media representations and examining the roles that media play in shaping our contemporary society. These analytical skills provide the theoretical foundation for students who wish to become conscientious media professionals and/or informed media consumers. Through lectures, discussions and hands on projects students will examine the politics of representation and the practices of production.

Student learning goals

Evaluate the importance of media to contemporary society

Assess the links between the historical growth of media and contemporary media making practices

Analyze media representations and audience responses

Create critical media content

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Amoshaun Phynn Toft
Date: 01/28/2011