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Communication and Media Studies Summer Courses

COMC 3114 L21 - Effective Speaking
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: W (hybrid), 6 - 9 p.m.

A study of principles of effective communication with emphasis on the role of public speaking skills in professional life, the importance of critical thinking to communication and its significance in a democratic political system.

CRN: 10096
Instructor: Terrigno
4 credits

COMC 3247 R11 - Race, Class and Gender in Media
Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2019
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This class analyzes representations of social class, racial and ethnic identity, and gender and sexuality in media. We begin our work with two assumptions. First, that media both shape and are shaped by social conceptions. Second, that these categories - race, class, and gender - are embodied, that is, they describe different physical bodies that inhabit real, lived environments. From there, students learn to identify central themes and problems in representing differences of race/ethnicity, social class, and sexuality in fiction and nonfiction media. The class will use a mixture of hands-on activities with contemporary media (such as blogging, journaling, and discussions) plus more traditional readings about theories of representation and embodiment. The course is intended as a learning environment where students are able to do more than simply identify stereotypes. Rather, they intervene in these representations, actively critiquing stereotypes and moving past them towards a reflective attitude about the relationship between society as it is lived for people of different racial, secual, and class groups - and the image of those groups as depicted in the media. Fulfills the Pluralism attribute in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10099
Instructor: Casteline
4 credits

COMM 1000 L21 - Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental approaches, theories, and perspectives essential for an understanding of mediated communication, the industries that make it possible. Throughout the term we will explore many ways in which our symbolic environment both reflects and shapes life in the 21st century, from interpersonal to international relations, and everything in between. COMM 1000 Syllabus

CRN: 10085
Instructor: Foley
3 credits

DTEM 2452 L11 - Game Culture: Theory and Practice
Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Games are everywhere and over 155 million Americans play them regularly on tabletops and electronic devices across the country. Their prevalence has prompted the medium as a space for expression, art, and meaning-making. Moving beyond the notion of simple entertainment, games are creating provocative experiences to promote change or understanding. This course emphasizes exploration and critical thinking as we discover how games are designed to address issues such as social justice, gender representation, behavioral change, and education. Through analyzing game artifacts and engaging in creative exercises, students will be able to think critically about games and how they are designed. Students will apply this literacy into their own game projects. This course is open to anyone interested in games and their possibilities. DTEM 2452 L11 syllabus.

CRN: 10087
Instructor: Vicari
4 credits

DTEM 2471 PW1 - Writing for Online Media (Closed)
Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2019

An exploration of the theory and practice of electronic writing, writing for websites and blogs, nonlinear and multidimensional computer-based documents, and the linking and networking of text and other media.

CRN: 10089
Instructor: Strate
4 credits

DTEM 3476 L11 - Social Media
Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 5 p.m.

This class critically examines popular computer-mediated communication technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Students will critically analyze, use, and encounter a broad range of social technologies. Students will also learn basic social media skills, "best practices," and create and propagate content.

CRN:  10103
Instructor: Van Cleaf
4 credits

DTEM 4440 R11 - Privacy and Surveillance
Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2019
Rose Hill: TTh (hybrid), 1 - 5 p.m.

New technologies, from closed-circuit television cameras to large databases, have shifted the information landscape in ways that call into question cultural assumptions and social norms about sharing, visibility, and the very essence of privacy. Can we have privacy in the digital age? Is mass surveillance justified? Whose interests are being served, and who is at risk? This course is designed to promote student awareness of, and sensitivity to the ethics, values, and latest developments in global privacy and surveillance.

CRN: 10111
Instructor: Klang
4 credits

DTEM 4480 L21 - Digital Media and Public Responsibility (Closed)
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 5 p.m.

An examination of the choices and responsibilities which shape personal identity and common humanity for those who regularly employ the tools of digital media and computer technology. Regular use of digital media enables individuals to separate from their physical selves and from the community spaces in which they have traditionally lived. This course focuses on the resulting ethical tensions. Fulfills the Values seminar/EP4 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10113
Instructor: Donovan
4 credits

FITV 2511 L21 - Screenwriting I
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Analyzing and writing screenplays for theatrical motion pictures. FITV 2511 L21 syllabus.

CRN: 10093
Instructor: Bordogna
4 credits

FITV 3571 R21 - Science Fiction, Film, and Television
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: M (hybrid), 6 - 9 p.m.

Sociological, cultural, and psychoanalytic analysis and criticism of the science fiction genre in cinema, television, radio, print, and other media. Course fee.

CRN: 10104
Instructor: Strate
4 credits

FITV 3579 L21 - Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Lincoln Center: MTW, 1 - 5 p.m.

A study of the American character as portrayed in American feature film from the early 20th century to the present. Fulfills the American Pluralism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Course fee.

CRN: 10106
Instructor: Auster
4 credits

FITV 3579 R21 - Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.


JOUR 2789 R21 - Sports Broadcasting
Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh (hybrid), 6 - 9 p.m.

This class will provide a detailed study in all aspects of the sports broadcasting industry. Students will be introduced to a wide array of techniques and philosophies for sports broadcasting, from fundamentals and essentials to advanced learning methods. The course will consist of discussions, critiques, learning exercises, take-home assignments and hands-on practice and participation. The course assumes no prior experience in sports broadcasting. Class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with online participation required. JOUR 2789 R21 syllabus.

CRN: 10095
Instructor: Ciafardini
4 credits

JOUR 4766 R11 - TV News Innovators
Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2019
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 5 p.m.

This Interdisciplinary Capstone Course bridges the disciplines of Media Studies and History. It surveys the most prominent figures in the history of electronic journalism - producers, executives, anchors, correspondents - and explains how their work shaped the course of American history. innovators whose work is studied include Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley, Roone Arledge, Ted Turner, and Roger Ailes. We discuss the historical episodes covered by these innovators including World War II, McCarthyism, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Iran Hostage Crisis, and the 1991 Gulf War before investigating how the coverage of these events in and of itself affected their outcomes. Fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. JOUR 4766 R11 syllabus.

CRN: 10117
Instructor: Knobel
4 credits

NMDD 3450 L11 - UX Design for Empowerment
Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2019
Lincoln Center: TTh (hybrid), 1 - 5 p.m.

This course focuses on how human-centered design and participatory design methods can be used as approaches to empowerment. Students will gain hands-on experience with conducting user research, synthesizing findings into insights, ideating, sketching, rapid prototyping, and validating concepts with users. Course readings, discussions, and activities will be organized into a user-experience project to help students get out and interact with real users, needs, and challenges.

CRN: 10101
Instructor: Vacca
4 credits