01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR
Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G206
Section Information for Fall 2022
This course provides an in-depth introduction to the practice of critical media studies, with a particular focus on the analysis of visual and internet culture. Drawing on the concepts of critical media studies, this course offers: (1) a review of concepts related to the practice of media criticism and textual analysis, including cultural studies and semiotics analysis, (2) an introduction to diverse visual media including photography, film, TV, advertisement and internet, and (3) a critical examination of those media – how to read and interpret them critically. Along the way, we will discuss theories and concepts which attempt to explain the role of media and popular culture in contemporary life.
Although many of course materials will focus on visual and digital culture, the analytical tools students will learn can be applied to the study of texts and audiences within any medium of communication.