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FMST 200 B   Intro to Film & Media Studies back to previous pageBack to Results  
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EnrollmentGeneral2526-10
Total2526-10

InstructorMaitra, Aniruddha
MeetsTR 120-235, LITTLE 114
RestrictionsNo 2015
DistributionHumanities Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsFMST/Film & Media Studies

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From the films we watch to the personal profiles we maintain online, media saturates our lives. Film and mass media can be powerful determinants of ideology, identity, and historical consciousness. This course is a historical survey of media technologies and environments, combining course readings with a required weekly film screening. The theoretical concepts introduced in this course enable students to critically approach the visual culture around them: just how immersed are we in the virtual, and what are the strategies for engaging with or disengaging from virtual worlds? Students learn to respond to film and media as proactive, critical, and articulate viewers. Students also acquire the vocabulary, conceptual strategies, and interpretive skills necessary to closely analyze the form and content of film and media, as well as the ability to set their own relation to the ideologies all representations convey. This course counts toward the Human Thought and Expression area of inquiry/humanities distribution requirement.


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