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Qualitative media studies, its history, intellectual development, and theoretical milestones. Introduction to study of popular media culture. Covers major areas of study, theoretical principles, methodologies, and debates that have shaped popular media studies. Theoretical approaches to issues and case studies (including representation, labor and authorship, contemporary media convergence, fandom and participatory culture, media globalization, reality television, game studies, industry research and more). Students acquire knowledge of the major theories that define the field and contemporary application of these theories in critical engagements with media texts and practices.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences