Communication and Media Studies Summer Courses

COMC 1101 R21 Communication and Culture: History, Theory, and Methods
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An introduction to the history, theory, and methods of Communication Studies, Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. This course provides students with a basic theoretical foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary traditions of our field, an historical examination of key paradigms and theorists, and an overview of the methodological approaches used by scholars of mediated communication. We will explore the ways in which theory and methodology are inextricably intertwined and how their relationship shapes both inquiry and analysis.

CRN:
Instructor: Broad
4 credits


COMC 2329 L11 Introduction to Media Industries
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An overview of the mass media communication industries; examining 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.

CRN:
Instructor: Casteline
3 credits


DTEM 2471 PW1 Writing for Online Media
Session III, May 29-August 6, 2018
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.

CRN:
Instructor: Strate
4 credits


DTEM 4440 L11 Privacy and Surveillance
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 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:
Instructor: Klang
4 credits


DTEM 4480 L21 Digital Media and Public Responsibility
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-1 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.

CRN:
Instructor: Donovan
4 credits


FITV 3571 R21 Science Fiction, Film, and Television
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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. This course will meet on Mondays with online participation required.

CRN:
Instructor: Strate
4 credits


FITV 3579 L21 Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
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. Course fee.

CRN:
Instructor: Auster
4 credits


FITV 3579 R21 Movies and the American Experience
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A study of the American character as portrayed in American feature film from the early 20th century to the present. Course fee.

CRN:
Instructor: Hayes
4 credits


FITV 4570 R21 Films of Moral Struggle
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-5 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.

CRN:
Instructor: Reich
4 credits


FITV 4625 L21 Writing the Sitcom
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Sitcoms are shot by multiple cameras which limit the action to one or two sets. This practically eliminates all action lines in a sitcom screenplay, leaving behind mostly dialogue. This class teaches that behind that wall of sitcom dialogue, sophisticated writers have meticulously developed an invisible scaffolding of comedic tension which requires as much or even more effort than coming up with clever one-liners. This course teaches students to integrate "comedic tension" into all levels of work - from episode premise, to sequence, to scene. TV sitcom writing is performed in teams. Therefore all students will write episodes together, and learn skills required to be a comedy staff writer including originality, creativity, humor, and supporting classmates with their scripts.

CRN:
Instructor: Jennewein
4 credits


JOUR 2789 R21 Sports Broadcasting
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MW (hybrid), 1-4 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. This course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays with online participation required.

CRN:
Instructor: Schultz
4 credits