Film and Media Studies 290 - Colloquium: Theories and Methods of Film and Media Studies


Sebnem Baran

W 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Smith College
Seelye 201
This course is designed to give FMS majors and minors a solid grounding in the primary methods of the field. In other words, what are the broad approaches scholars have taken to the study of media, and what specific methodological strategies have proved most effective? The class begins with theory as one such method--one that zooms out to ask broad questions about the essential nature of a medium. The history unit shifts the focus to how media are impacted by and implicated in the progression of time and culture. Finally, the criticism unit features strategies for analyzing individual media objects. Priority given to FMS majors and minors. Prerequisite: FMS 150. Enrollment limited to 15. Instructor permission required.

[CE] FMS 150

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.