Fall 2020 Media Studies Courses

Claremont McKenna

HIST 096 CM: The Amazon

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM ONLI (Online) – Section 1

MW 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online) – Section 2

From the time of the conquest, the outside world turned the Amazon into an imagined place to unleash their fantasies and fears. This course introduces students to the gendered and racialized narratives of the Amazon focusing on how such narratives have been imagined in visual culture. We examine images (wood carvings and photography), explorers’ accounts, ethnography, novels, advertisements, environmental campaigns and films from the time of the conquest to the present day. The point is to understand how the Amazon and its people have been imagined externally and internally, and why certain narratives hold power in the Western world. Instructor: Sarzynski, Sarah R. [Elective]

LIT 130 CM: Introduction to Film

M 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online)

From its inception, cinema has often been conceptualized as having a “language” of its own. This course examines that metaphor from aesthetic, cultural, social, and historical perspectives. We will begin with a close analysis of a contemporary popular film, in an effort to “defamiliarize” typical conventions of cinematic expression, and then proceed through a study of multiple movements and genres in the history of film, from German Expressionism to the French New Wave, from Hollywood to documentary to avant-grade and independent filmmaking. Overall, the course is intended to provide students with a broad introduction to film analysis and to the field of Film Studies. Juniors and sophomores only. Note: Fully Synchronous. Instructor: Schur, Thomas. [Intro. Critical]

LIT 135 CM: Alfred Hitchcock

TR 12:45PM-02:00PM ONLI (Online)

This course examines the work and legacy of Alfred Hitchcock from cultural, social, historical and artistic perspectives. Special attention will be paid to Hitchcock’s work in relation to cultural modernism and social modernity, and to his influence on both avant-garde and commercial cinemas, including the French New Wave (1959-1968) and the New Hollywood (1967-1975). Note: Fully Synchronous. Instructor: Morrison, James E. [Media History] 

LIT 136 CM: American Film Genres - The Hollywood Western

MW 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online)

Mainstream genres can be seen as expressions of American culture’s popular mythology. This course will concentrate on selected genres to examine the social values, issues, and tensions that underlie these narratives and their characteristic ways of resolving fundamental societal conflicts. Students may repeat this course to explore different topics such as Spy Films, Film Noir, Westerns, etc.. Prerequisite: FWS 010 CM or permission of the instructor. The genre for fall 2020 will be, “The Hollywood Western.” This course focuses on that most distinctively American of all film genres, the Western. We will explore such themes as wilderness vs. civilization; race relations; gender roles; and notions of American national identity. Students will engage in close study of about 10-12 films, and will read background materials in film criticism, American history, and the culture of the American west. Our main goal will be to achieve a deeper understanding of the Hollywood Western in and of itself and as a significant historical and political phenomenon. In addition, the course seeks to enhance students’ writing skills and to give students more expertise in viewing, understanding, and writing about the great art form of cinema. Written work consists of essays of varying length, a midterm, and take-home final project. Note:
Fully Synchronous. Instructor: Warner, Nicholas O. 

LIT 138 CM: Film and Mass Culture

TR 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online)

This course will examine film as art and as medium in the context of the rise of 20th-century “mass culture.” We will take up such topics as the role of film in producing the ideas of “mass culture”; the cinematic representation of the “masses;” film as an instrument of the standardization of culture and as a mode of resistance to it; film and modernism; film and postmodernism; representations of fascism in cinema; and “subculture” considered as an effect of mass culture. Fully Synchronous. Instructor: Morrison, James E. [Media Theory] 

RLST 171 CM: Religion & Film

R 6:00PM-10:00PM ONLI (Online)

This course employs critical social, race, gender, and post-colonial theories to analyze the role of religious symbols, rhetoric, values, and world-views in American film. After briefly examining film genre, structure, and screenwriting, the course will explore religious sensibilities in six genres such as: Historical Epic, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, and Politics. Instructor permission required. Note: Fully Synchronous. Letter grade only. Instructor: Espinosa, Gaston. [Elective] 


ARHI 178 PO: Black Aesthetics and the Politics of (Re)presentation

T 12:45PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 2

R 12:45PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 3

Course examines the visual arts (including painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textiles, mixed media, installations, performance, independent film and video) produced by people of African descent in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Emphasis on Black artists’ changing relationship to African arts and cultures, the emergence of an oppositional aesthetic tradition interrogating visual constructs of “Blackness” and “Whiteness,” gender, sexuality and class as a means of revisioning representational practices. Course provides a social-historical frame for the interpretation and analysis of form, content and the production of historically situated cultural criticism. Letter grade only. Instructor: Jackson, Phyllis J. [Media Theory]

ART 021 PO: Foundations of 2D Design

TR 9:15AM-11:45AM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 1

TR 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 2

Foundations of 2D Design is a hands on introduction to the principles of visual design. Letter grade only. Non-Pomona requires PERM. Instructor: Allen, Mark. [Intro. Production] 

ART 128 PO: Installation: Site, Time, Context

TR 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Loosely categorized under the headings of site, time and context we will explore a range of different practices and expressions that constitute installation art work. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: Any 5C Art course. May be repeated for credit. Course has prerequisites. Letter grade only. By PERM only. Instructor: Van Ginhoven Rey, Christopher. [Elective] 

JPNT 176 PO: Time & Space in Modern Japan

MW 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

This course offers an interdisciplinary, comparative approach to the literary expression of Japanese temporal and spatial concepts from the 8th century onward, with some reference to China and Korea. The focus, however, is on modern Japan, which in some ways “left Asia,” looking ahead to a very foreign time-space but trying to comprehend it with a language that does not even have a future tense. Instructor: Kurita, Kyoko. [Elective] 

MS 051 PO: Intro to Digital Media Studies

TR 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of digital and electronic media, exploring the relationships between “old” and “new” media forms, the historical development of computer-based communication and the ways that new technologies are reshaping literature, art, journalism and the social world. Instructor(s): Moralde, Oscar; Arellano, John. [Intro Critical]

MS 092 PO: Principles of Television Study

MW 12:45PM-2:00PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Television is now at the forefront of political and aesthetic culture in a way that used to be reserved strictly for film, literature, and visual art. Seizing this contemporary moment of TV’s (seemingly) widespread culture legitimation, this course examines the historical development of television study, focusing on concepts such as: flow, immediacy, genre, platform, narrative complexity, liveness, ideology, and bingeing. Letter grade only. Instructor: Engley, Ryan. [Media History or Media Theory] 

MS 140 PO: Screening Violence

M 7:00PM-9:50PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

TR 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

The focus of this course is on representations of violence on screens and its widespread consumption. Through a range of theoretical texts and in conjunction with detailed analysis of select films and media, this course examines and debates the various, competing accounts of depicting, disseminating, and consuming images of violence. How did the omnipresence of scenes of violence on screens become a transnational phenomenon? Why does it have the power to move, excite or titillate us? What is our responsibility to images of violence, if any? These are some of the questions we will address as we chart the history of screening violence from early film and media to the present. Letter grade only. Instructor: Wynter, Kevin. [Media History]

MS 148D PO: Powers of Pleasure

W 12:45PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

This course interrogates John Fiske’s contention that “pleasure may be the bait on the hook of hegemony, but it is always more than this; it always involves an element that escapes the system of power.” With this claim in mind, we will: 1) evaluate key arguments in the field regarding pleasure’s complicity with dominant ideological frameworks–particularly with regard to normative views of gender, race, class and sexuality; 2) consider ways in which the critique of pleasure itself may collude with patriarchal, racist, classist and heteronormative systems of thought; and 3) explore the possibilities for pleasure to undermine established systems of power. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: MS 049 PO, MS 050 PO, and MS 051 PO. Instructor: Friedlander, Jennifer. [Media Theory]

MS 150 PO: Seriality

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Serial media is ubiquitous. The method of distributing installments of a larger narrative over time has seen increasing prominence in a variety of media forms, ever since the birth of mass media and the serial novel in the mid-19th century. From the early film serials of The Perils of Pauline and Flash Gordon to Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from the popular radio serials of The Shadow and The Lone Ranger to true crime podcasts Serial and My Favorite Murder, from the development of the traditional network television series to the ‘binge model’ of Netflix, serial narrative has enabled complex longform storytelling and engaged and enraged audiences. But to study seriality is not just to observe an industry strategy for releasing narrative. Nor is it sufficient to simply acknowledge how seriality ensnares author, text, and audience. The study of seriality involves excavating and articulating a comprehensive theory. Looking to psychoanalysis, existentialism, radical feminism, and Black Marxism, with supplemental examination of narrative, audience, and authorship studies, this course will aim to understand seriality as a textual, social, psychical, and political form. Prerequisites: one of MS 049 PO, MS 050 PO, MS 051 PO, MS 092 PO or equivalents. Letter grade only. Instructor: Engley, Ryan. [Media Theory]  

MS 165 PO: Black Popular Culture

M 7:00PM-9:50PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

TR 12:45PM-2:00PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

This course will critically examine the role of media (including, but not limited to: cinema, television, music, journalism, and video games) in facilitating, disseminating, and challenging social, political, and cultural constructions of ‘blackness.’ We will analyze the production and consumption of black representations in mainstream American media and explore the ways these processes influence basic assumptions about social roles, expectations, and norms that tend to inhere to concepts of ‘blackness’ and black popular culture. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical and political consciousness around historical formations of black identity, their own participation in embracing and/or resisting black representations, and the impact of black popular culture on their lived experiences. The course will be structured as a seminar and will emphasize collaborative thinking and discussion. Each class will feature a media component, a brief lecture putting the assigned media and readings into context, followed by collective discussion and contribution. Letter grade only. Instructor: Wynter, Kevin. [Media Theory]

MS 190 JT: Senior Seminar

TR 12:45PM-2:00PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Jointly-taught seminar designed for senior majors. Review of key issues/theories in media studies. Course has prerequisites. Letter grade only. [Senior Seminar]

MS 190A JT: Media Studies Thesis Lab

TR 12:45PM-2:00PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

This course accompanies the Senior Seminar, MS 190, in providing students with opportunities to work on your capstone with an instructor in small cohorts. It will take the form of writing workshops and critique sessions. Enrollment in MS 190 required. MS majors only. Seniors only. Instructor(s): Long, Andrew C. [Senior Seminar]

MUS 096A PO: Electronic Music Studio

MW 12:45PM-2:00PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Introductory laboratory course designed to develop electronic compositions using techniques of analog and digital synthesis. Permission of instructor required. By PERM only. Instructor: Flaherty, Thomas E. [Elective]

PSYC 160 PO: Cognitive Psychology with Lab

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

W 7:00PM-9:50PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Survey of major models, methods, and findings in cognitive psychology. Topics will include perception, attention, memory, reasoning, decision making, and the development of expertise. Insights will be drawn from behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and the study of brain mechanisms. Prerequisites: 51. Instructor: Sher, Shlomo. [Elective] 

SOC 189A PO: Media and Society

TR 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

This course applies the insights of sociology to the study of media and culture. It examines the role media play in various social phenomena, including interaction, power, and identity. It combines this sociological perspective with a historical one, exploring in turn the sociological dimensions of print, electronic, and digital media. Students will be encouraged to reflexively consider the role of media in their own lives. Letter grade only. Instructor: Yeritsian, Gary. [Elective]

THEA 001A PO: Basic Acting:Tools & Fundamentals

MW 10:00AM-12:30PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 1, Gonzalez Jr., Ernesto

TR 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 2, Ratteray, Carolyn

TR 9:15AM-11:45AM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 3, Knox, Jill

TR 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 4, Knox, Jill

This introductory course explores the fundamentals of voice, movement, relaxation, text analysis, characterization and sensory and emotional-awareness exercises. Course material includes detailed analysis, preparation and performance of scenes. Instructor: Staff. [Elective]

THEA 002 PO: The Dramatic Imagination

TR 9:15AM-10:30AM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

The visual principles underlying design for live performance: theatre, dance, opera and related fields. The course explores theatre architecture, staging conventions and styles of historic and contemporary design. Readings, discussions and writing are supplemented by creative projects, video showings and attendance at live performances, both on-campus and at professional venues in the Los Angeles area. Instructor: Linnell, Sherry K. [Elective]

THEA 012 PO: Intermediate Acting: Scene and Voice

TR 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online)

Scene study and voice work. Rehearsal and studio performance of selected scenes. Students gain an understanding of the actor’s work of character analysis through the use of objectives, inner monologues and character research. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: any THEA 001 course. Instructor: Ortega, Giovanni. [Elective]

THEA 100E PO: Acting for Film & Television

MW 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 1, Ratteray, Carolyn

MW 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI Room WEB (Online) – Section 2, Ortega, Giovanni

This course develops technical and conceptual techniques for the interpretation and performance of comedy and drama for film, television and emerging technologies. Students will audition, rehearse and perform on camera a variety of scenes from film and theatre. Students will analyze and critique their on-camera work, as well as the work of classmates and established actors. Prerequisites:Any THEA001, or THEA 008 PO; and THEA 012 PO. Instructor: Staff. [Elective]


ARHI 183 PZ: The Art World Since 1989

M 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online)

An examination of contemporary art in the context of economic and cultural globalization. Topics include the impact of the end of the Cold War and the rise of economic neoliberalism on the arts; the emergence of new global art centers in the wake of major political transformations, such as the fall of South African Apartheid; contemporary Native American and Australian Aboriginal artists in the global marketplace; and artists’ response to issues of nationalism, ethnic violence, terrorism, and war. Spring, B. Anthes. Instructor: Ennis, Ciara. [Art History]

MS 045 PZ: Documentary Media

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM ONLI (Online) – Section 1

MW 4:15PM-5:30PM ONLI (Online) – Section 2

This is a course in documentary history, production, theory and ethics. For the purposes of this class, documentary is defined broadly, a genre that encompasses films as diverse as Pedro Chaskal’s Una foto recorre el mundo and Stan Brakhage’s The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes. In class we will screen a great variety of films, from experimental ethnographies to Soviet and Nazi propaganda. These films will serve as the basis for classroom discussions and should suggest to you approaches to consider for your own productions. For your production assignments, you will be working in groups of three. You should feel free to make a final work in video, audio or still photography. Prerequisite: MS 50 or MS 49. Instructor: Lerner, Jesse. [Media History or Intermediate/Advanced Production]

MS 048 PZ: (Digital) Media Ethnography

T 7:00PM-9:50PM ONLI (Online)

This integrated production/theory course will survey the traditions of technologically-mediated ethnography with a particular focus on the digital realm. The course will provide an overview of the ethnographic tradition and it will explore the practical and ethical questions that digital devices and the internet present as both tools and sites of studying human societies and sociality. Possible final projects for the course could be: a video documentary, an audio soundscape, an ethnographic study of an online community, using the internet as a component of multi-sited fieldwork, or a critical analysis of the digitization of a social phenomenon. Prereqs: MS 49, MS 50, MS 51, LIT 130, ANTH 002, ANTH 003. Instructor: Esmaeli, Kouross. [Intermediate/Advanced Production or Media Theory]

MS 049 PZ: Introduction to Media Studies

MW 4:15PM-5:30PM ONLI (Online)

This course introduces the discipline of media studies to students and gives them foundational knowledge of the field. The readings and screenings comprise a range of approaches and will allow students to address media in a variety of styles and modes of practice, including film, television, and new media. Class Screening Mon. 7-9:50 PM. Instructor: Staff Affuso, Elizabeth. [Intro. Critical]

MS 052 PZ: Introduction to Sound Studies

TR 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online)

This is an introductory level course exploring different areas of study within sound culture, an emerging field in the human sciences. This course will introduce students to ways of thinking historically and culturally about sound and listening. Sound studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field. While this course is grounded in media studies, it also intersects with history, visual and performing art, architecture, music, cultural studies, anthropology and ethnography, as well as other disciplines. The course will survey wide ranging topics and cultures including American and European industrialization; rainforest soundscapes of Papua New Guinea; cassette sermons by Islamic preacher in Cairo, Egypt; avant-garde music and DJ culture, to name a few. Letter Grade Only. Instructor: Ma, Ming-Yuen. [Elective]

MS 070 PZ: Media and Social Change

WF 11:00AM-12:15PM ONLI (Online)

Overview of movements, theories, and methods employed by media makers committed to social change. From Soviet film collectives, through Third Cinema movement of 60s, to feminist, queer, and youth video activist movements in the U.S. that have laid the groundwork for the rise of socially driven media collectives and campaigns today. Instructor: Lamb, Gina. [Media History or Media Theory]

MS 073 PZ: Technology, Capitalism & Race

TR 4:15PM-5:30PM ONLI (Online)

This course places the concept of race as central to critical media as well as science and technology studies. We will study how historians and theorists have discussed the concept as part of the rise of modern capitalist society. We will look at the role of technology as a material force that delineates the parameters of profit accumulation, exploitation, and social distinction in order to better conceptualize the notions of race in our contemporary digital society. Instructor: Esmaeli, Kouross[Media History or Media Theory] 

MS 082 PZ: Introduction to Video Art

TR 10:00AM-12:30PM ONLI (Online)

This is an introductory course In digital video production. This class encourages a critical, creative approach to the medium, non-traditional solutions, and explanation of the history and methodology of independent video and video art. Class session combines hands-on technical training in script writing, storyboarding, camera operation, off-line and non-linear editing, lighting and sound equipment with critical analysis of subject matter, treatment, and modes of address in independent as well as mass media. Prereqs: MS 49, 50 or 51. $150 fee. Instructor: Talmor, Ruti. [Intro. Production]

MS 087 PZ: Media Sketchbook

MW 12:45PM-02:00PM ONLI (Online)

This is a video production class. You will be graded on your short video productions, and your participation in classroom critiques and discussions. We will be creating nine short (1-2 minute) videos over the course of the semester on assigned themes. The central component of the class is the analysis, discussion and critique of these projects by your peers. For this reason, attendance and participation are mandatory. The class will be divided into two sections, who will be presenting on alternate days. Prereqs: MS 082 or equivalent intro to video art course. $150 fee. Instructor: Lerner, Jesse. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

MS 194 PZ: Media Arts for Social Justice

W 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online)

This course is a combination of analysis, theory, and hands-on service-learning experience of how media arts mobilize, educate and empower communities. The course will examine working models of media-based community collaboration projects. Students will be linked with non-profit community collaborators (media arts centers, social service and youth service agencies) who are using media as a catalyst for action in their community. Working with site hosts/collaborators, students will work with undeserved populations to design, implement and produce unique media collaborations that provoke thought and action. Course Fee $150. Instructor PERM required. Instructor: Lamb, Gina. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

MS 196 PZ: Media Internship

To Be Arranged ONLI (Online)

Internship in media related industry or institution integrated with significant and clear connection to academic curriculum through independent written or production project. Instructor PERM required. Pass/No Credit only. [Elective] 


ARHI 187 SC: Old New Media

T 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online)

Beginning with the birth of photography in the 1830s, attending to telegraphy, telephony, radio, and television, and ending with video, this seminar explores the history of the fascination, fear, and peculiar associations that have accompanied new technological developments in Europe and the United States. Prerequisite(s): One previous art history course or permission of the instructor. Media Studies majors only. Instructor: Koss, Juliet. [Art History] 

ART 135 SC: Experimental Relief Printing

TR 10:00AM-12:00PM ONLI (Online)

Through open and structured assignments, students will learn the basics of experimental and relief printing. In library and artist visits, the class will explore how artists utilize printmaking with original text to entertain, educate, connect, shift consciousness, and build community. Unique and editioned prints will represent the effort and vision of each student. Pending faculty approval. Non-SC students need permission. Instructor permission required. Instructor: Blassingame, Tia. [Elective] 

ART 141 SC: Introduction to Digital Art

TR 12:45PM-3:15PM ONLI (Online) – Section 1, Macko

TR 4:15PM-6:15PM ONLI (Online) – Section 2, Murnane

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of digital art through the use of digital art software. The curriculum is designed to assist students in approaching their artistic ideas from a fine arts perspective, to draw upon formal elements in art and conceptual issues related to art and technology thus influencing and informing their creative process, projects and goals. Fee: $75. Instructor permission required. Instructor: Macko, Nancy /Murnane, Maura.[Intro. Production] 

ART 142 SC: Intermediate Digital Art

MW 10:00AM-12:00PM ONLI (Online)

This intermediate level course will explore digital approaches, history, concepts and techniques within the realms of art and design. Assignments will develop proficiency in a range of programs including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator and an introduction to AutoDesk Freeware. This is not intended to be a technical training course. Prerequisite: ART 141; Fee: $75. Repeatable for credit. Instructor permission required. Instructor: Ogasian, Alyson. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

ART 143 SC: Advanced Digital Art

MW 12:45PM-2:45PM ONLI (Online)

This advanced level course will build upon techniques, methodologies and approaches developed in Intermediate and Introductory Digital Art. Assignments will develop proficiency in a range of software in conjunction with digital fabrication techniques. Advanced Digital Art will encourage cross-disciplinary experimentation; the relationship between physical and digital space will be interrogated. Prerequisite: Art 141 SC, Art 142 SC. Fee: $75. Repeatable for credit. Instructor: Ogasian, Alyson. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

ART 181M SC: Feminist Concepts & Strategies

W 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online)

This seminar/studio course examines the recent history and current trends of women’s roles and contributions in media studies and studio art through readings and projects with an emphasis on gender in relationship to media culture. Analysis of and experimentation with visual media including print, photography and digital art in relation to the theory and practice of media studies and studio art is informed by a feminist perspective and critique. Fee: $75. Instructor permission required. No 1st year students. Instructor: Macko, Nancy. [Media Theory] 

GRMT 114 SC: Plotting Crime

TR 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online)

This course covers various “genres” of criminality in modern European fiction and film, including murder, criminal vice, theft, sex crimes, white-collar corporate conspiracy, crimes of passion, and domestic violence. We explore two related (but distinct) topics: how crimes are planned and executed; and how they are then turned, step-by-step, into compelling literary and cinematic storylines. Course and materials are entirely in English. Instructor: Katz, Marc. [Elective] 

MS 049 SC: Introduction to Media Studies

MW 2:30PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online)

This course presents a comprehensive view of the issues important to media studies, including the development of new technologies, visual literacy, ideological analysis and the construction of content. Students will read theory, history, and fiction; view films and television programs; and write research and opinion papers. Instructor: Staff [Intro. Critical] 

MS 053 SC: Intro to Computational Media

MW 10:00AM-12:30PM ONLI (Online)

To Be Arranged ONLI (Online)

Introductory course in computation within the context of media and art with a focus on two-dimensional graphics. The potential of computer as medium will be considered through exercises, assignments, readings, and critiques. Both procedural and object-oriented programming will be explored, as well as, using input and output of files, generative techniques, and image creation through data processing. Instructor(s): Tran, Kim-Trang T. Mi, Jane. [Intro. Production] 

MS 059 SC: "Hello World!" Intro Python Prog

TR 12:45PM-2:00PM ONLI (Online)

This class begins by teaching students how to program a computer to print “Hello World!” with Python. Students will build fluency and confidence by completing weekly exercises and practice collaboration using Google Colab, Slack, and GitHub. Final projects will use data analysis to visualize either climate data, social media webs, or local demographics. No programming experience is expected or assumed. Instructor: Goodwin, Doug. [Intro. Production]

MS 120 SC: Video Games & Media Discourse

W 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online)

How does a medium become gendered or racialized? Whose voices, images, and bodies come to delimit a medium? In this course, we will investigate the role that paratextual fields such as criticism, marketing, and fandom play in shaping media culture, with video games and game cultures as a paradigmatic case study. Historical examples from games will be supplemented with theories of criticism and discourse to create a starting point for student-developed media research projects. Prerequisite: MS 049 SC, MS 050 PZ, or MS 051 SC. Instructor: Moralde, Oscar. [Media History or Media Theory] 

MS 138 SC: Media and the Environment

R 2:30PM-5:15PM ONLI (Online) 

R 6:00PM-7:30PM ONLI (Online)

This course introduces students to the field of the environmental humanities through the tools of eco-criticism, media studies, and cultural studies. In particular, it is interested in exploring the many relationships between media and the environment, including not only the representations of the natural world in media such as film, photography, and digital media but also the material entanglements of media technologies with surrounding built and natural environments. Instructor: Chan, Nadine. [Media Theory] 

MS 159 SC: Fnds of Computational Photo

TR 10:00AM-12:00PM ONLI (Online)

Introductory course in computation within the context of media and art with a focus on two-dimensional graphics. The potential of computer as medium will be considered through exercises, assignments, readings, and critiques. Both procedural and object-oriented programming will be explored, as well as, using input and output of files, generative techniques, and image creation through data processing. Instructor: Goodwin, Doug. [Intro. Production] 

Harvey Mudd

MS 170 HM: Digital Cinema: Experimental Animation

TR 9:15AM-10:30AM ONLI (Online)

Intermediate/advanced video course, exploring the creative potential of digital video techniques, such as compositing, animation, and motion graphics. Students develop digital projects and participate in critiques. Lectures, discussions, and screenings enhance students’ exposure to art and cinema. $100 course fee. Prerequisite (recommended but not required): Media Studies 182 (HM) or Media Studies 82 (PZ) or Media Studies 148 (PO).Recommended background in Adobe CS Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Premiere and/or drawing/animation. Email prof for permission. Instructor: Mayeri, Rachel. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

MS 172 HM: Third Cinema

TR 7:30AM-8:45AM ONLI (Online)

Emerging in Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s, the notion of Third Cinema takes its inspiration from the Cuban revolution and from Brazil’s Cinema Novo. Third Cinema is the art of political film making and represents an alternative cinematic practice to that offered by mainstream film industries. This course explores the aesthetics of film making from a revolutionary consciousness in three regions: Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Instructor: Balseiro, Isabel. [Media Theory] 

MS 182 HM: Introduction to Video Art

M 1:15PM-3:45PM ONLI (Online)

W 1:15PM-03:45PM ONLI (Online)

This course is an introduction to video art through history, theory, analysis and production. The goal for this class is for students to produce meaningful, creative, expressive, innovative media for an intelligent and broad audience. In order to achieve this goal students will learn the fundamentals of video production in labs, critiques, and exercises: conceptualizing, planning, shooting, sound recording, editing and analysis. Students will also learn – through readings and discussions – about pioneers and contemporary practitioners of video art. $150 course fee. Prerequisite: Media Studies 50 (HM), or Media Studies 49 (PO, PZ, SC), or Media Studies 51 (PO, PZ, SC), or Literature 130 (CM). Instructor: Mayeri, Rachel. [Intro. Production]