May 08, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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MDIA 3110 - Advanced Media Criticism

A writing intensive course that focuses on developing a critical eye is essential in today’s media-saturated environment and it requires more than providing a derogatory remark. Provides a number of different theoretical perspectives (Marxism, semiotics, feminism, etc.) and how to use them to analyze different media genres (sitcoms, reality show, procedural dramas, webshows, video games, etc.). Writing is incorporated into this course in several ways including critical essays, class writing exercises, and revision and critique culminating in a final paper.

Requisites: C or better in MDIA 2010 and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Create and critique written viewing responses.
  • Critical essays that systematically analyze a variety of media texts.
  • Engage in online discussions with a variety of other people/perspectives.
  • Navigate an enormous number of websites devoted to the appreciation and critique of contemporary popular culture.
  • Refine class writing assignments into longer, self-contained texts.

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