CMN 696W (01) - Seminar in Media Studies

Seminar in Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12412
Variable topics in media research, theory, and practice. May be repeated for different topics. Topic descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Seminar Topic Title: Media and the Environment
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 1 times.
Equivalent(s): CMN 696
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Joseph Terry

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 110
Final Exam 12/13/2023 12/13/2023 W 6:00pm - 8:00pm HORT 110
Additional Course Details: 

There are few topics, beyond communication itself, which better reflect our interconnected humanity than “the environment.” Mediated environmental messages surround us, whether about expansive issues like climate change or the newest, organic or sustainable product. These mediated messages often come together or diverge around conceptualizations of our environment
hinging on risks and uncertainties about the fundamentals of contemporary society. This course will look at the study and practice of the environment and media through a range of concepts, ranging from the “sacrificial landscape” reflected in television shows such as the first season of HBO’s True Detective to the “growth machine,” as a persistent framework to understanding risk
amid the imperative of economic growth in contemporary capitalism.