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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018

Media and Film Studies


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Director of the Media and Film Studies Program: Katie Hauser

Professor: John Anzalone

Associate Director of MFS and Visiting Assistant Professor: Paul Benzon

Visiting Assistant Professor: Adam Tinkle

Lecturer: Aaron Pedinotti

Department Overview

The interdisciplinary Media and Film Studies minor explores the function and structure of written, aural, and visual communication systems. Grounded in a strong liberal arts preparation, the program offers core courses in media theory and practice as well as the opportunity for advanced course work and practical field experience.

Media and Film Studies affords students the opportunity to develop critical literacy in forms of media and communication by providing a foundation in the central concepts (theoretical, practical, and aesthetic) and contexts of mediated communication; by exploring the application of current and developing forms of media and communication; and by fostering facility and expertise in the use of technology related to current and emerging media. Students also participate in programs and courses offered as part of project VIS and the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Program (MDOCS). We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, to discuss their program and progress with their faculty advisor, and to avail themselves of relevant college-wide lectures, symposia, and media resources.

Skidmore's Media and Film Studies minor helps to ensure the success of the college's mission to link "theoretical with applied learning" and prepare students to "make the choices required of informed, responsible citizens" in a twenty-first century context.

 

Minor Requirements

  

 

Course Listing

 
 
 
MF 351 C or D - Advanced Topics in Media and Film Studies  
 
MF 399 A - C - Professional Internship in Media and Film Studies   
Cluster I: Media and Culture
A. Humanities

 
AH 251 - Popular Cultures in Asia: Appeal and Impact
 
AH 375C - Framing Photography
 
 
 
 
DS 201 - Principles of Documentary 
DS 251 - Film and Truth
 
EN 228 - Documentary Film
EN 229 - Childhood in Cinema
EN 229 - Literature in the Digital Age
EN 229 - Transnational Cinema
 
EN 364 - Remixes, Memes, and Mashups
HI 251D - Japanese Film History
HI 351D - Media and State: Modern China
IA 251A - International Affairs and Journalism
MB 351 - Visualizing Work: Pop Culture's Representation of the Work Experience
MB 351 - Media and the Meaning of Work
MF 251 C or D - Interrogating Spectatorship
MF 351 C or D - Black Sounds
MF 351 C or D - Video Gaming
MF 351 C or D - Law and Ethics in Media
 
 
 
PH 230 - Film Truth
RE 230 - Drawing Identity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WLL 305 - East Asian Cinema: History, Genres, and Waves 
  
WLL 376 A-D - Narrative and Cinema: Japan
 
B. Visual and Performing Arts
 
C. Social Science
AAMB 321 - Entertainment Law and Business 
 
 
AM 265 - Post-Apocalyptic Film and Literature
AM 351 C or D - Reading "The Wire" or Sports Cinema
 
AN 251 - Visual Anthropology
AN 251 - Visual Ethnography
HI 351D -  Media and State: Modern China
 
 
MF 351 C or D - Black Sounds
MF 351 C or D - Video Gaming
MF 351 C or D - Law and Ethics in Media
 
PL 251C - Topics in Political Science: American Politics  (when topic is focused on Media)
SO 221 - Media Sociology 
SO 251 A-D - Sociology of the Media and Race, Class, Gender
SO 251 A-D - Media or Social Science Journalism
SO 351 A-D - Video Ethnography
 
 
D. Natural Science and Technology    
  
 
Custer II: Applied Media
A. Humanities

B. Visual and Performing Arts 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AR 264J - Interactive Design
 
 
 
 
 
AR 351J - Advanced Digital Media
 
 
 
AR 358 - Motion Graphics and Animation  
DS 110 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Video  
DS 111 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Audio  
DS 112 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Photography  
DS 113 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Interviewing  
DS 114 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Exhibition  
DS 115 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Web Design  
DS 116 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Topics  
DS 202 - Documentary Studies Workshop  
DS 251 - Topics in Documentary Studies  
DS 302 - Advanced Documentary Studies Workshop  
AHDS 324 - The Artist Interview  
DS 351 - Advanced Topics in Documentary Studies  
DS 371 - Independent Study in Documentary Studies  
DS 381 - Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project Practicum  
DS 399 - Professional Internship in Documentary Studies  
 
ID 351 - Contemporary Time Based Media
MF 351 C or D - Introduction to Time-Based Media
 
 
 
C. Social Science
AN 280 - Ethnographic Research Methods 
 
SO 251 A-D - Social Science Journalism
D. Natural Science and Technology
 
CS 376 - Digital Image Processing
  
  
 
 
 
 
 

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