MED1000EN - Intro to Media Studies

Course description

This introductory course provides an overview of the history, function, and meaning of mass media. The course will also introduce critical/theoretical concepts for analyzing mass media. Students will study various media forms and come to an understanding about how each medium shapes our social context, experience, and perception.

How this course benefits students

In order to be successful in this course, students need to come in with a love for digital mediums and technology. How do you prefer to receive your news? What platforms do you find yourself using on a constant basis? How are these platforms benefitting you? Where can these platforms improve, and how do you take the message of God into these platforms in the future?

Why this course is important

The need to understand and learn about various forms of media will only become more beneficial as our digital era progresses. Learning the pros and cons of the many outlets available to us will benefit current and future generations and build up their levels of respect for how powerful media can really be.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Media
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Arts Distribution
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-04 (March 7, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Prof. Naissa Lopez, Professor of Media in Global Cultures

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Figuring out how we can bring the word of God through various forms of media will be a vital part of this course.

Missionally driven

This course will be designed in a way that will allow us to utilize various media in a way in which we can bring God’s message to the world, and learn areas in which we can improve ourselves with media, learn to respect the various forms of media that are available to us, and make sure that we are gaining as much wisdom as we can from everything available to us.