Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule

Posted January 2nd, 2013 in Home Page by davecopeland

Subject to change. All classes at Bridgewater State University.

COMM 229: Foundations of Media Studies

229-X01: Tuesday 11 a.m to 12:15 p.m. (Web Hybrid – 50% online)

229-X02: Thursday 11 a.m to 12:15 p.m. (Web Hybrid – 50% online)

The primary objective of this course is to foster a broad understanding of the field, hone critical skills and increase understanding of the theoretical and philosophical discussions taking place in media studies. The course considers questions such as the interrelationships between production and consumption, the notion of what constitutes a “text,” and the ways in which social power shapes how we understand and experience media.

COMM 239: Multimedia Storytelling

239-003: Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

239-004: Tuesday-Thursday, 2-3:15 p.m.

This course explores creative and critical thinking about storytelling and narrative across a range of media platforms. After considering the ways in which media industries are continually strategizing how narrative (from news stories to film franchises) might work simultaneously via numerous mediated channels of communication, the primary focus will be on crafting student stories via audio, video, and web-based media.

COMM 397: Cyber Culture and Digital Media

397-W01: Online Class

This course examines the Internet and related digital and new-media technologies as communication within a range of economic, political and cultural contexts. The core of this investigation focuses on the ways in which digital media offer innovative channels for humans to share messages and make meaning, with emphasis on the interrelated issues of access (digital divide) and the increasingly global nature of digital communication (globalization). Through a variety of online and in-class individual and group exercises, students will learn and use basic Internet and new-media skills, and develop critical-thinking skills while exploring new-media environments.


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