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CMN 596 (02) - Special Topics in Media Studies

Spc Top/Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 14430
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in media studies. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.
Section Comments: Full Title: East Asian Pop Culture & Media
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C
Equivalent(s): CMN 595
Cross listed with : CMN 596.03
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Lin Zhang
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

From K-pop to Pokémon, from Cyber-politics to comic book, this course introduces you to the media and popular cultural scene in one of the most dynamic regions of the world economy today. It gives you the theoretical tool to understand and analyze these media and cultural phenomena. While acknowledging some common defining characteristics of East Asian societies, we will pay attention to the internal diversity, differences and transcultural flow within the region as well as East Asian nations’ connection to the world. The class is divided into three big sections with each focusing one East Asian region: Greater China, Japan, and Korea. In each section, we will start with a brief introduction to the modern history of the region. Then we will examine case studies selected from the region’s media and pop culture realm. Some of the topics include cyber culture and e-commerce in China; Japan’s anime culture and cat café; and Korean popular music and its global fans. By the end of the semester, you should be able to have a basic understanding of East Asian societies and cultures, critically analyze cultural trends and media events using the theories learnt in this class, and be able to engage in productive conversations with people from these societies.  


CMN 596 (03) - Special Topics in Media Studies

Spc Top/Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 14431
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in media studies. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.
Section Comments: Full Title: East Asian Pop Culture & Media
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C
Equivalent(s): CMN 595
Cross listed with : CMN 596.02
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Majors not allowed in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Lin Zhang
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

From K-pop to Pokémon, from Cyber-politics to comic book, this course introduces you to the media and popular cultural scene in one of the most dynamic regions of the world economy today. It gives you the theoretical tool to understand and analyze these media and cultural phenomena. While acknowledging some common defining characteristics of East Asian societies, we will pay attention to the internal diversity, differences and transcultural flow within the region as well as East Asian nations’ connection to the world. The class is divided into three big sections with each focusing one East Asian region: Greater China, Japan, and Korea. In each section, we will start with a brief introduction to the modern history of the region. Then we will examine case studies selected from the region’s media and pop culture realm. Some of the topics include cyber culture and e-commerce in China; Japan’s anime culture and cat café; and Korean popular music and its global fans. By the end of the semester, you should be able to have a basic understanding of East Asian societies and cultures, critically analyze cultural trends and media events using the theories learnt in this class, and be able to engage in productive conversations with people from these societies.  

 

CMN 596 (04) - Special Topics in Media Studies

Spc Top/Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 14655
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in media studies. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.
Section Comments: Title: Mental Illness in the Movies
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C
Equivalent(s): CMN 595
Cross listed with : CMN 596.05
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Mike Alvarez
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 M 6:40pm - 8:30pm HORT 115
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Description - Through the lens of cinema, this course examines representations of various mental health struggles and deconstructs pathological notions of social and relational being. To provide context, we will take a close look at various models of “mental illness” (e.g., moral, medical, social, cultural), and via film, attend to how dominant discourses are reproduced, contested, and negotiated. Supplemented by readings of first-person accounts, we will also examine alternative and grass-roots perspectives based on the lived experience of the so-called mentally ill. Ultimately, this course seeks to destigmatize mental health struggles and challenge contemporary notions of what it means to be normal. Students will watch one film together per week during a separate screening period. In small groups, students will also have the opportunity to produce a short film, which will be showcased at the end of the semester. 

CMN 596 (05) - Special Topics in Media Studies

Spc Top/Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 14656
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in media studies. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.
Section Comments: Special Topics Title: Mental Illness in the Movies
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C
Equivalent(s): CMN 595
Cross listed with : CMN 596.04
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Majors not allowed in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Mike Alvarez
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 M 6:40pm - 8:30pm HORT 115
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Description - Through the lens of cinema, this course examines representations of various mental health struggles and deconstructs pathological notions of social and relational being. To provide context, we will take a close look at various models of “mental illness” (e.g., moral, medical, social, cultural), and via film, attend to how dominant discourses are reproduced, contested, and negotiated. Supplemented by readings of first-person accounts, we will also examine alternative and grass-roots perspectives based on the lived experience of the so-called mentally ill. Ultimately, this course seeks to destigmatize mental health struggles and challenge contemporary notions of what it means to be normal. Students will watch one film together per week during a separate screening period. In small groups, students will also have the opportunity to produce a short film, which will be showcased at the end of the semester.

CMN 599 (01) - Internship

Internship

Credits: 1.0 to 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 10481
Internships are designed to integrate classroom study and supervised practical experience in a work setting. Each student is required to write a series of reports focusing on aspects of the work experience that are related to coursework in the Communications Department. These assignments are designed to enhance a student's ability to reflect critically on the internship experience and to merge theory and practice. Assignments are available, depending on the number of credits granted (1-4). Students are expected to hold the common exam time (TR, 1240-2) open for occasional meetings. Before starting the internship, students must submit a written proposal to both the work supervisor and the faculty sponsor. The proposal should include detailed information on the duties and responsibilities to be undertaken at the internship site and on the goals and learning objectives as relevant to the Communication Department curriculum.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department 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 for a maximum of 8 credits.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Jennifer Borda
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 Hours Arranged TBA

CMN 620W (01) - Global Media, Culture, and Power

Global Media, Culture, & Power

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16036
This past century, communication and transportation technologies connected the world as never before. As people and ideas move with increasing ease, how are traditional notions of culture being challenged worldwide? This course uses theory and examples from politics and popular culture to explore the construction of culture and cultural difference. It examines the political an economic consequences of mediated ideas of culture, including their relationship to race, nationalism, and transnational inequities. Completion of two CMN 500-level courses required prior to taking this course.
Section Comments: Non-majors: Please contact the professor about registering.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 and CMN 456 and CMN 457
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: Kate Zambon
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Communication and transportation technologies connected the world as never before in the past century. As people and ideas move with increasing speed, how are traditional notions of culture being reinforced or broken down? How do ideas about culture create and justify inequalities between different nationalities, socioeconomic classes, and racial and religious groups? How can we distinguish between mutually beneficial cultural exchange and exploitative forms of appropriation?  

This course uses theory and contemporary case studies from news, social media, and popular culture to shed light on ideas of culture and cultural difference from classical theories to contemporary ideas of global cosmopolitanism and hybridity. This course explores the political and economic consequences of mediated ideas of culture, including its relationship to race, class, and transnational inequities. We will examine how identity, social value, and inequality are constructed using ideas about culture and identify the new currency of cultural difference in global times.   

CMN 647 (01) - Rhetorical Criticism of Media

Rhetorical Criticism of Media

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13861
Use of rhetorical approaches and methods in the analysis and criticism of contemporary forms of visual media culture. Students examine the social, political, and aesthetic implications of contemporary media forms from within a framework of rhetorical theory. Emphasis on practical analysis employing various rhetorical approaches with a goal of understanding persuasive elements in contemporary media (including television, film, print & broadcast advertising, internet, and social media). Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) prior to this course, unless granted instructor permission.
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
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: Michelle Michaud
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm HS 108

CMN 650W (01) - Critical Perspectives on Film

Critical Perspectives on Film

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14028
Advanced, focused study of film theory as cultural practice. Topics vary from year to year and with instructor. May be repeated for different topics. Focus may range from general considerations of film theory, criticism, and history, to specific analyses of selected genres, directors, national cinemas, and periods. Course descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) prior to this course, unless granted instructor permission. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.
Section Comments: Course Topic: Independent Documentaries
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 for a maximum of 12 credits.
Equivalent(s): CMN 650
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: Thomas Jackson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 M 6:10pm - 9:00pm HORT 207

CMN 670 (01) - From Silicon Valley to Foxconn: Global Digital Capitalism

From Silicon Valley to Foxconn

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13964
From young Internet users in Ghana's Internet cafe to American teenagers to Chinese factory workers assembling iPhones, and Indian coders migrating to Australia, this course exposes you to the multifaceted lived experiences under global digital capitalism while grounding them in the history and theory of capitalism as an uneven world system. The design of this course encourages you to think critically about what's new and not so new about capitalism in its contemporary digital/neoliberal phase. It helps identify the on-going technology-driven social transformations on a global scale. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Non-majors: Please contact the professor about registering.
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
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: Lin Zhang
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 W 6:10pm - 9:00pm HORT 110
Additional Course Details: 

NON-MAJORS:  PLEASE EMAIL PROFESSOR ZHANG FOR PERMISSION TO ADD CMN 670.

CMN 685 (01) - Gendered Rhetorics

Gendered Rhetorics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 15378
This course focuses on exploration of the social, rhetorical, and communicative construction of gender through contemporary contexts. We will examine popular and political discourse and discuss how such discourse structures and disciplines our everyday experiences of sex (male/female) and gender (how society shapes understanding of those categories). Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
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
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: Jennifer Borda
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 110