[MDST 110] Concepts of Media: An Introduction to Media Theory


This course introduces students to core concepts, debates, and overarching theoretical concerns that are central to the field of media studies. It explores a range of topics including the complex relationship between mass media and democracy, the diverse ways in which people try to understand “popular culture,” concepts of ideology and political economy, the consequences of global media industry consolidation, issues of gender, race, sexuality, and media representation, and theories of technology as they relate to media.

Course Title

Concepts of Media: An Introduction to Media Theory

Course Code

MDST 110

Units

1

Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements

5T

Frequency

Offered each spring.

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