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CMN 596 (02) - Special Topics in Media Studies

SpcTop/CriticalStdsDisInformat

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56292
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: Course Title: Critical Studies in Disinformation
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 596.01
Majors not allowed in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Nora Draper
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Title & Description: Critical Studies of Disinformation - This course examines the sociotechnical dynamics of disinformation in contemporary society. As media scholars, we will explore the role print, broadcast, and digital media play in the creation and spread of disinformation and the corresponding implications for democratic society. We will consider key distinctions between related concepts including disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation. We will also highlight the challenges in identifying and labeling “false” information and explore how the identification of “truth” relates to broader struggles around the social construction of knowledge. Our review of these concepts will be informed by history, culture, and politics, and we will pay particular attention to the ways social categories – including race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity – shape the dynamics of disinformation. In our investigations, we will look beyond the contemporary United States to consider the spread of false information in historical and global contexts. Finally, we will explore specific examples of disinformation and consider strategies for combating this complex and evolving social issue. 

 

 

CMN 596 (03) - Special Topics in Media Studies

SpcTop/Cinema & Society

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56279
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: Course Title: Cinema & Society
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 596.04
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Mike Alvarez
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 115
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 M 6:40pm - 8:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Title & Description: Cinema & Society - This analysis course will introduce students to the study of film as a distinct medium. The first half of the course will cover the fundamental units of film language (narrative form, mise-en scène, cinematography, editing, sound), and the relationship between film form, expression, and meaning. With this solid foundation, we will then attend to the complex interplay between cinema and social context. The second half of the semester will thus cover film ideology, stardom and celebrity, the film industry, national, international, and transnational cinemas, and other relevant topics. In addition to twice-weekly lectures and discussions, students will watch one film together per week during a separate, mandatory screening block. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to films from a variety of genres, in a variety of forms (narrative, documentary, avant-garde), from diverse social, cultural, and historical milieus. 

CMN 596 (04) - Special Topics in Media Studies

SpcTop/Cinema & Society

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 56293
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: Course Title: Cinema & Society
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
Majors not allowed in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Mike Alvarez
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 115
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 M 6:40pm - 8:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Title & Description: Cinema & Society - This analysis course will introduce students to the study of film as a distinct medium. The first half of the course will cover the fundamental units of film language (narrative form, mise-en scène, cinematography, editing, sound), and the relationship between film form, expression, and meaning. With this solid foundation, we will then attend to the complex interplay between cinema and social context. The second half of the semester will thus cover film ideology, stardom and celebrity, the film industry, national, international, and transnational cinemas, and other relevant topics. In addition to twice-weekly lectures and discussions, students will watch one film together per week during a separate, mandatory screening block. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to films from a variety of genres, in a variety of forms (narrative, documentary, avant-garde), from diverse social, cultural, and historical milieus. 

CMN 596 (05) - Special Topics in Media Studies

Spc Top/Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56280
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.
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
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Michael Soha
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 W 11:10am - 2:00pm HORT B10
Additional Course Details: 

Course Title & Description:  Multimedia Communication: This class is designed to teach students a basic suite of multimedia production skills to be used for communicating ideas, research, and other forms of student scholarship. Like a class in Public Speaking, which aims to help students develop a skill set and is informed by the study of rhetoric, students in this course will learn multimedia production with the ultimate aim of having students apply those skills towards engaging in forms of multimedia-enhanced discourse. Towards this end, students will learn: basic principles of videography & photography, video editing, photo editing, and audio production.  After learning basic skills, students will choose one form of multimedia communication to focus on, culminating in the production of a capstone project. The goal of the capstone project is for students to use multimedia to communicate a piece of their own scholarship, research, or other scholarly endeavors in a creative way. This could be a video essay, a mini-documentary, a podcast, a multimedia-enhanced research publication, an animated ‘explainer video’, a narrated photo essay, or a range of other potential projects. This class does not require (or expect) any prior experience with media production. Students should be willing and eager to learn, as the class will cover a lot of ground quickly in establishing the basics of production. Students who have experience with digital video, photography, video editing, or any kind of multimedia production are strongly encouraged to enroll; the class has a flexible structure to enable those students with already developed skills to work on advancing their knowledge toward mastery.

CMN 599 (01) - Internship

Internship

Credits: 1.0 to 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 50453
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.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Jennifer Borda
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 Hours Arranged TBA
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CMN 614 (01) - Gender, Race and Technology

Gender, Race and Technology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56281
Why do digital assistants have women's voices? Are highways racist? This course explores the influence of gender and race on communication technologies. Drawing on communication, gender studies, critical race studies, and science and technology studies, this class engages in a social examination of everyday technologies. We examine the historical relationship between gender, race, and technology and understand how design decisions influence the meanings of communication tools. 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: Nora Draper
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HORT 110

CMN 622 (01) - Digital Rhetoric

Digital Rhetoric

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56282
This course examines how traditional rhetorical theories and methods apply in contemporary digitized environments. It asks whether we can employ, as is, traditional theories and methods, many of which were developed centuries ago, or whether we need to develop new approaches in order to understand persuasion in online contexts. As it explores these issues, this course tackles both rhetorical production and rhetorical analysis. That is, it asks students to both create and analyze digital rhetoric. 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 Gibbons
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm HS 126

CMN 634 (01) - Media and Politics

Media and Politics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56838
The goal of this course is to study the role of the media in American politics, and what media evolution means for future politics. Topics such as political campaigns, media effects, news reporting, framing terrorists, etc. are studied in depth. Timely topics such as "are the media liberal or conservative?" are debated in class. Research projects and papers study questions related to important social issues such as women in the 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
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Michael Soha
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 110

CMN 635 (01) - Contemplative Media Studies

Contemplative Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54545
Contemplative Media Studies involves the application of contemplative practices and principles to the critical analysis of media content, technology, and institutions. It links Media Studies to Contemplative Studies, which integrates empirical social-science research (neuroscience, psychology) to first-person practices like meditation, yoga, and art therapy. Through academic essays and arts-based assignments, students strive to become more mindful digital citizens-creative yet critical, hopeful yet judicious with regard to the current and future course of technical development. 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: Kevin Healey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 110

CMN 637 (01) - Controversy and Reasoning in Law

Controversy & Reasoning in Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56283
Uses rhetorical analysis and criticism to evaluate communication practices in courtroom disputes. Compares conventional American litigation to alternative methods. Explains how stages of a trial shape communication options and norms. Illustrates common subjects and forms for judicial reasoning. 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: Per Fjelstad
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 344