Communication and Media Studies Summer Courses

Persuasion and Public Opinion
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

An examination of the theories and research on persuasion and attitude change, the strategies and techniques used by persuaders, and the reception skills needed to be a critical consumer of persuasive messages. Topics such as the psychology of attitude formation and change, interpersonal influence, rhetoric, language and symbol use, culture and persuasion, persuasive campaigns and movements, political communication, advertising and propaganda, the sociology of mass persuasion and the ethics of persuasion are covered. Syllabus

Course Number: COMC 2175 R21, CRN: 10198
Instructor: Broad
4 credits


Introduction to Media Industries
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

An overview of the mass media communication industries: we will examine such issues as the institutional, social, and technological histories of the media, the influence of economic factors in shaping content; and issues governing regulatory policy. Syllabus

Course Number: COMC 2329 R11, CRN: 10044
Instructor: Hayes
3 credits


Ethical Issues in Media
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

Review of some basic ethical principles and examination of media-related issues such as freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and the public's right to know. Syllabus

Course Number: COMC 3370 L11, CRN: 10098
Instructor: High
4 credits


Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

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

Course Number: COMM 1000 L21, CRN: 10275
Instructor: High
3 credits


Digital Design for New Media
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A survey and hands-on introduction to digital media. Students are introduced to the practical, conceptual, and historical use of computers in producing digital content through lecture, labs, readings, and project critiques. Lab fee.

Course Number: DTEM 2421 R11, CRN: 10045
Instructor: Katsafouros
4 credits


Writing for Online Media
Session III, May 30 - August 8, 2017
Online

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. Traditional students may be able to register with their class dean's permission. Permission should be sent to summerschool@fordham.edu.

Course Number: DTEM 2471 PW1, CRN: 10014
Instructor: Strate
4 credits


Digital Media and Public Responsibility
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 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 Senior Values/EP4 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Syllabus

Course Number: DTEM 4480 L21, CRN: 10274
Instructor: Donovan
4 credits


Science Fiction Film and Television
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
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. Lab fee. This course will meet Mondays with online participation required. Open to all.

Course Number: FITV 3571 R21, CRN: 10199
Instructor: Strate
4 credits


Movies and the American Experience
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
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. Syllabus

Course Number: FITV 3579 L11, CRN: 10100
Instructor: Auster
4 credits


Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 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. Syllabus

Course Number: FITV 3579 R21, CRN: 10197
Instructor: Hayes
4 credits


Italian Americans on American Screens
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1 - 5 p.m.

What can explain the shocking popularity of Jersey Shore? Where did these controversial images of Italian Americans originate? This course proposes an examination of Italian Americans as represented in mainstream and independent American cinema (and later television) from the silent era to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the traditional stereotypes associated with these representations (how they arose and why they continue to exist). We will focus on two specific genres, the gangster film and the boxing film, and explore how Italian American filmmakers respond to and re-vision them. The class will also include field trips to Arthur Avenue and Little Italy. Fulfills the Pluralism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Course fee. Syllabus

Course Number: FITV 3658 R11, CRN: 10047
Instructor: Reich
4 credits


Films of Moral Struggle
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course will survey both American and world cinema for their approaches to moral and ethical issues. We will unpack some of the complex philosophical underpinnings of morality while becoming better readers of film and develop a more acute awareness of the relationship between form and content, medium and message. Fulfills the Senior values/EP4 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Course fee. Syllabus

Course Number: FITV 4570 L11, CRN: 10099
Instructor: Tueth
4 credits


Films of Moral Struggle
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course will survey both American and world cinema for their approaches to moral and ethical issues. We will unpack some of the complex philosophical underpinnings of morality while becoming better readers of film and develop a more acute awareness of the relationship between form and content, medium and message. Fulfills the Senior values/EP4 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. Course fee. Syllabus

Course Number: FITV 4570 R11, CRN: 10046
Instructor: Wachtel
4 credits


Transnational Asian Cinema
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

With its over-the-top action movies, riveting crime thrillers, sweeping historical romances, and unabashed melodramas, Asian cinema is one of the most exciting sites of cultural production in the world today. This capstone course will draw on theories and methods from film studies, literary studies, and sociology in an effort to develop an interdisciplinary model for analyzing Asian cinemas in a global context. The remainder of the course will focus on Asian cinema as a way of testing "the transnational cinema" hypothesis: the proposition that, thanks to the machinations of global capitalism, even seemingly "national cinemas" must now be understood in "post-national" terms. The course will culminate in a series of screenings at the annual New York Asian Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Fulfills the Globalism and Interdisciplinary Capstone requirements in Fordham's core curriculum. Syllabus

Course Number: FITV 3585 L11, CRN: 10097; COLI 3585 L11, CRN: 10096
Instructor: Kim
4 credits