Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin
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MASS 180 to 189 A-Z - Special Topics

Semester Hours: 1-4


Designed to meet the needs of individual and specific groups of students interested in special topics not covered by other course offerings.

Current Special Topics

MASS 181A - Understanding Colombian Media, Journalism and Society

Students enrolled in the MASS and RTVF section of the course will be able to complete a research project related to Colombia’s media, culture, film, and/or music history, and in JRNL 180E, students will report on Colombian stories while visiting the country and complete a multi-media project based on this work. Graduate students can take these courses at the 2000 level with the permission of the faculty member and the respective graduate program coordinator/director.

MASS 181S - Media & Reality

For most of its existence, media have housed snapshots and depictions of reality. This course will explore the current incarnations of mediated depictions of reality with a focus on electronic and digital media. To do this, the class will focus on the ways reality-based social media and popular culture content influence our understanding of identity, culture, and society. Subjects related to postmodernity, telepresence, interpersonal relationships, and self-performance will be covered in an attempt to help students understand the relationship between media, reality, and “reality.”

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

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