Media Studies: Self, Society, and Communication Practices (part 1)

Time: 5/27/2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Miller Hall 105

Helen Morgan Parmett, who teaches the new GUR Media Studies (Comm 240), will discuss the significance of teaching students to think through their increasingly mediated lives. The course aims to provide students with conceptual and theoretical tools to analyze and critically reflect on media’s relationship to self, society, and practices of communication. In these two sessions, attendees will get a glimpse of the course’s broader aims and goals as well as a sense of some of the specific content, reflecting specifically on strategies utilized to teach abstract theory in a meaningful way to interdisciplinary audiences from a wide range of class standings and experiences.

In this first session, Helen will introduce the course Media Studies, outlining its aims, general content, and assignments, while discussing strategies for teaching critical theory in the GUR curriculum. To focalize the discussion, the session will focus on teaching the relationships between media and theories of subjectivity.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend this two-part “mini course” offered on two dates, each covering different material. Attend both or either:

** PART 1: Wed., May 27, 4:00-5:00 PM, Miller Hall 105
** PART 2: Wed., June 3, 4:00-5:00 PM, Miller Hall 105

For more information please contact: Justina Brown   360-650-7210