Film and Media Studies 150 - Introduction to Film and Media Studies

Intro to Film & Media Studies

Jennifer C. Malkowski,Sebnem Baran

TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM; M 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM

Smith College
This course introduces students to FMS through units that pair four scholarly approaches with four influential media forms: the Aesthetics of Film, the History of Television, the Ideologies of Video Games and the Technologies of Internet Media. Through these units, students ask: what human desires animate our relationship with media? For what purposes have people invented and evolved these technologies? How do makers use them, and what are audiences seeking in them? These questions help students see the fundamental forces that unite film, television, video games and Internet media alongside the elements that distinguish them from each other. Enrollment limited to 30.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.