LCST
2450

Introduction to Media Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Introduction to Media Studies
Spring 2023
Taught By: David Bering-Porter, Lygia Georgiou, Elizabeth Kroner, Samuel Lee, and Frances Rooney
Section: A

CRN: 1683

Credits: 0

This course introduces the student to basic concepts and approaches in the critical analysis of communications media. Drawing on contemporary critiques and historical studies, it seeks to build an understanding of different forms of media, such as photography and cinema, television and video, the internet and hypermedia, in order to assess their role and impact in society. Since media are at once technology, art and entertainment, and business enterprises, they need to be studied from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The readings for the course reflect this multi-pronged approach and draw attention to the work of key thinkers and theorists in the field. Moreover, the readings build awareness of the international dimensions of media activity, range, and power. Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course. [Track M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 100

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:28am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 404
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023