Introduction to Media Studies

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Students will examine several forms of media in this course, including music and television. This course looks at the functions of media and its cultural impact on our daily lives. (Image courtesy of Eugenia Loli on flickr. License CC BY.)


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Fall 2014



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This course provides a critical analysis of mass media in our culture. Various types of media such as books, films, video games, and online interactions will be discussed and reviewed. This course will also evaluate how information and ideas travel between people on a large scale.

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Flourish Klink, and Kim Vaeth. CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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