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Media Studies

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The mission of the Media Studies Program is to enable students to become astute scholars, producers, and consumers of visual media. From film to TV to digital and social media, our worlds are saturated with and mediated by visual communications. Media Studies courses equip students with: 1) critical tools for critiquing visual media, 2) creative capabilities for producing digital art, and 3) practical communication skills for participating in globalized media networks. Interdisciplinary by design, the Media Studies Program is supported by faculty from three divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences—in order to cover media theories and practices in the broadest sense and stress digital literacy and fluency across multiple media. Its forward-thinking approach emphasizes interdisciplinarity, a globalized curriculum, and career readiness.

 

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Media Studies: Affiliated Faculty

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Rashna Richards, Department of English, Chair

Affiliated Faculty

John Bass, Department of Music 

Marshall Boswell, Department of English

Karl Erickson, Department of Art

Joy Broke Fairfield, Department of Theatre

Charles Hughes, Urban Studies Program

Han Li, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Sasha Kostina, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Michael LaRosa, Department of History

Laura Loth, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

David McCarthy, Department of Art

Trimiko Melancon, Department of English

Samson Ndanyi, Department of History 

Scott Newstok, Department of English

Clara Pascual-Argente, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Evelyn Perry, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Rebecca Tuvel, Department of Philosophy

Earl Wright II, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Shaolu Yu, Urban Studies Program

Nikolaos Zahariadis, Department of International Studies

Lynn Zastoupil, Department of History

 

 

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Requirements for a Major in Media Studies

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A total of 40 credits as follows: 

1. MST 202: Topics in Media Studies OR Art 102: Intro to Digital Art (4 credits)

2. MST 385: Film and Media Theory (4 credits)

3. MST 485: Senior Seminar in Media Studies (4 credits)

4. 16 credits in one of the following two concentrations: 

A. Film Studies

  • Chinese 216/Urban Studies 265: Asian Urbanization through Cinema

  • Chinese 220/320: Contemporary Chinese Cinema

  • English 190: Shakespeare on Screen

  • English 380: Children's Literature and Media

  • English 381: African American Film

  • English 381: Film Adaptation

  • French 334: French and Francophone Cinema

  • German 240/340: German Cinema

  • History 105: Black Cinema

  • History 105: British Empire through Film

  • History 105: History of Latin America through Film

  • History 105: Sex and Death in African Cinema

  • Russian 400: Russian Film

  • Spanish 414: Cinema of Spain

  • Theater 265: Documenting Queerness

  • Theater 365/Urban Studies 365: Urban Queer Cinema

B. Media Production

  • Art 105: Painting OR Art 107: Sculpture

  • Art 110: Film and Experimental Video Production

  • Art 116: Animation

  • Art 202: Intermediate Digital Art

  • Art 216: 3D Animation/Virtual Realities

  • Art 302: Advanced Digital Art

  • Art 386: Experiments in Media and Methods

  • English 204: Introduction to Screenwriting

  • Music 222: Music Technology

  • Music 323: Audio Engineering: History, Theory, Practice

  • Music 365: Advanced Topics in Music Technology

  • Theatre 245: Dramatic Writing: Theater/Film/TV

  • Theatre 265: LGBTQ Culture in Media

  • Urban Studies 262: Music and Community in Memphis

  • Urban Studies 382: Music and Community in Memphis

5. Electives (12 credits)

  • Any courses from the other Media Studies concentration

  • Anthropology/Sociology 333: Sociology of Hip-Hop

  • Anthropology/Sociology 335: Social Class in the United States

  • Art 245: Guernica and Antiwar Art

  • English 264: Race, Media, and Culture

  • History 105: Elvis Presley and America

  • History 305: History of American Popular Music

  • International Studies 256: Weapons of Mass Deception

  • Media Studies 460: Internship in Media Studies

  • Philosophy 101: Black Mirror

  • Russian 285: Putin’s Russia and Media

  • Urban Studies 365: The Sounds of the City: Music and Urban Experiences

 

-- 16 out of 40 credits should be at the 300 or 400 level.

-- 8 out of 40 credits must be in courses that focus on media outside the US.

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Requirements for a Minor in Film and Media Studies

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A total of twenty (20) credits as follows:

  1. English 202: Introduction to Cinema
  2. English 382: Film Theory
  3. Three courses to be chosen from a list of offerings in various departments. One of these requirements may be satisfied by a directed inquiry or an internship (on approval of the Media Studies Committee). Courses regularly offered include:
    1. Art 102: Intro to Digital Art
    2. Art 116: Animation
    3. Art 202: Intermediate Digital Art
    4. Art 216: 3D Animation/Virtual Realities
    5. Art 245: Guernica and Antiwar Art
    6. Art 302: Advanced Digital Art
    7. Chinese 216/Urban Studies 265: Asian Urbanization through Cinema
    8. Chinese 220/320: Contemporary Chinese Cinema
    9. English 190: Shakespeare on Screen (when topic is appropriate)
    10. English 204: Introduction to Screenwriting
    11. English 241: History and Criticism of American Cinema
    12. English 242: World Film
    13. English 245: Special Topics in Film
    14. English 381: Advanced Topics in Film
    15. French 334: French and Francophone Cinema
    16. German 240/340: German Cinema
    17. History 105: Black Cinema
    18. History 105: British Empire through Film
    19. History 105: History of Latin America through Film
    20. International Studies 254: South Africa through Documentary Film
    21. International Studies 256: Weapons of Mass Deception
    22. Philosophy 101: Intro Seminar in Philosophy (when topic is appropriate)
    23. Political Science 208: Media and Politics
    24. Political Science 308: Political Advertising
    25. Russian 285: Putin's Russia and Media
    26. Russian 400: Russian Film
    27. Spanish 414: Cinema of Spain
    28. Theatre 245: Dramatic Writing: Theater/Film/TV
    29. Theatre 265: LGBTQ Culture in Media
    30. Theatre 265: Documenting Queerness
    31. Theatre 365: Urban Queer Cinema
    32. Urban Studies 262: Music and Community in Memphis
    33. Urban Studies 365: Urban Queer Cinema
    34. Urban Studies 382: Music and Community in Memphis

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