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.”
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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