Spring 2017 Media Studies Courses

Claremont McKenna

KRNT 130 CM-01: Korean Cinema & Culture

MW 9:35-10:50AM. RS Room 105 (Roberts South)

This course examines Korean history, politics, culture, and society through analysis of their representation in contemporary Korean cinema. This course will follow the history of Korea chronologically from Yi Dynasty to the present focusing on the topics such as Confucianism, Colonial period, nationalism, Korean War, national division, military government, democratic movements, and urbanization. The focus of the class will be equally distributed between the films themselves and the historical time and people captured on these films. Knowledge of Korean is not required. Instructor: Kim, Minju. [Elective]

LIT 034 CM-01: Creative Journalism

TR 11:00AM-12:15PM. KRV Room 167 (The Kravis Center)

An intensive hands-on course in feature writing styles and journalistic ethics; a primer for writing in today’s urban America. Essentially, journalism, like all art, tells a story. How that story is told is as critical to the success of a piece as the importance of its theme. A series of writing exercises and reporting “assignments” will give both inexperienced and more advanced writers the tools to explore their writerly “voice.” Special attention will be devoted to discussions of the role of the journalist in society. Prerequisite: written permission of department chair. All registered students must attend the first class. Instructor: Kindley, Evan. [Elective]

LIT 130 CM-01: Introduction to Film

T 6:00-10:00PM. KRV Room LC62 (The Kravis Center)

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. Includes screening lab. Seniors need permission. Instructor: Schur, Thomas. [Introductory]

LIT 137 CM-01: Gay & Lesbian Cinema in the US

MW 2:45-04:00PM. RS Room 103 (Roberts South)

T 7:00-10:00PM. BC Room PICK (Bauer Center)

This is a survey of gay and lesbian cinema in the U.S. from the early 20th century to the present. The course examines depictions of gay/lesbian themes in Classical Hollywood cinema of the 20s-60s, as well as more recent examples including Sylvia Scarlett, Tea and Sympathy, The Children’s Hour, The Killing of Sister George, Poison, Swoon, Watermelon Woman, and Brokeback Mountain. Screening lab in Pickford T 7-10pm. Instructor: Morrison, James E. [Media History/Theory] 

LIT 163 AF CM-01: North African Literature/Culture

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM. RN Room 15 (Roberts North)

This course is an introduction to North African Studies which offers an overview of North African literature and culture, through a selection of the works of some of the most important North African authors from diverse ethnic backgrounds (Arab, Berber, French and Jewish). In addition, we will consider a selection of films, photographs, and other visual culture which will provide further insights into the complex social political and religious fabric of each country and the region as a whole. And, of course, we will consider music, which, along with poetry, is a cultural practice and form which is oral and an essential aspect of the everyday life in North Africa. Instructor: Aitel, Fazia. [Elective] 

RLST 171 CM-01: Religion & Film

W 2:45-5:30PM. KRV Room 161 (The Kravis Center)

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 (10 Commandments, The Passion, The Mission), Action/Adventure (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pocahontas), Science Fiction (Star Wars, The Matrix), Comedy (Heaven Can Wait, Born in East L.A.), Drama (Schindler’s List, The Exorcist, The Apostle), and Politics (Platoon, Malcolm X, or Romero). Instructor: Bailey, Julius. [Elective]

SPAN 179 CM-01: Mexican Cinema in New Millennium

TR 2:45-4:00PM. KRV Room 161 (The Kravis Center)

W 7:00-9:00PM. AD Room DAVD (Adams Hall)

The popularity of Mexican cinema has grown recently, thanks to a number of films that have done very well at the box office and won recognition at international film festivals. This course explores the development of Mexican cinema in the 21st-century (2000-2010), focusing on the most innovative filmmakers. It examines thematic and stylistic variety in films dealing with history, politics, gender, democracy, and society. We also will consider Mexican filmmakers that are filming in Hollywood such as Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu as well as the impact of globalization in Mexican film production. Prerequisite Spanish 100 or higher. Film viewing: Wed. 7-9pm. Instructor: Velazco, Salvador. [Elective]


ARHI 140 PO-01: The Arts of Africa

T 1:15-4:00PM. LE Room 201 (LeBus Court)

Survey exploring aesthetic, formal, cultural and national diversity of African arts and architecture. Emphasis on the social, political and religious dynamics fostering art production, iconographic themes, and aesthetic philosophies at specific historic moments in West, Central and North Africa. Critical study of Western art historical approaches and methods used to study diverse traditional African arts and post-independence cinema. Letter grade only. Instructor: Jackson, Phyllis J. [Elective] 

ARHI 184 PO-01: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism: A Social History of North American Art

MW 2:45-4:00PM. LE Room 113 (LeBus Court)

A comparative analysis of artistic production in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in the 20th and 21st centuries. Examines issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and the relationships between artistic theories and practices, economic developments and social and political movements (e.g., the Mexican Revolution, the Depression, the Women’s Movement). Instructor: Pohl, Frances K. [Art History] 

ARHI 186L PO-01: Critical Race Theory, Representation & The Rule of Law

R 1:15-4:00PM. LE Room 201 (LeBus Court)

Examines the role of The Rule of Law in constructing and maintaining racialized, gendered and classed disparities of justice, as they shape and inform the intellectual, aesthetic, scientific and political convergences of critical jurisprudence with representational practices in African Diasporic visual arts. Letter grade only. Instructor: Jackson, Phyllis J. [Theory] 

ART 021 PO: Foundations of 2D Design

TR 9:35AM-12:05PM. STAR Room 215 (Studio Arts) – Section 1

TR 1:15-3:45PM. STAR Room 215 (Studio Arts) – Section 2

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

CSCI 051 PO: Intro to Computer Science w/Lab

MWF 10:00-10:50AM. EDMS Room 101 (Edmunds) – Section 1

MWF 11:00-11:50AM. SCOM Room 103 (Seaver Commons) – Section 2

Introduction to the field of computer science using the object-oriented language Java. Topics include iteration and recursion, basic data structures, sorting and searching, elementary analysis of algorithms and a thorough introduction to object-oriented programming. Special emphasis on graphics, animation, event-driven programming and the use of concurrency to make more interesting programs. No previous programming experience required. First-years and Sophomores only. Lab required. Instructor(s): Chen, Tzu-Yi ; Mkrtchyan, Katya. [Elective] 

CSCI 051L PO: Lab, Intro to Computer Science

R 1:15-4:00PM. EDMS Room 229 (Edmunds) – Section 1

R 1:15-4:00PM. EDMS Room 219 (Edmunds)- Section 2

F 1:15-4:00PM. EDMS Room 229 (Edmunds)- Section 3 

F 1:15-4:00PM. EDMS Room 219 (Edmunds) – Section 4

Enrollment in CSCI051 required. Instructor(s): Chen, Tzu-Yi ; Mkrtchyan, Katya. [Elective]

CSCI 052 PO: Fundamentals of Computer Science

TR 8:10-9:25AM. EDMS Room 114 (Edmunds) – Section 1

TR 9:35-10:50AM. EDMS Room 114 (Edmunds) – Section 2

Fundamentals of Computer Science. A solid foundation in functional programming, procedural and data abstraction, recursion and problem-solving. Applications to key areas of computer science, including algorithms and complexity, computer architecture and organization, programming languages, finite automata and computability. This course serves the same role as HM 60 as a prerequisite for upper-division computer science courses at any of the Claremont Colleges. Prerequisite: CSCI 51. First-years and Sophomores only. Instructor: Kauchak, David R. [Elective] 

MS 049 PO-01: Intro to Media Studies

TR 9:35-10:50AM. CR Room 01 (Crookshank Hall)

Introduction to Media Studies 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. Read theory, history and fiction; view films and television programs; and write research and opinion papers. Same course as SC 49. Letter grade only. Instructor: Friedlander, Jennifer. [Introductory]

MS 049 PO-02: Intro to Media Studies

TR 9:35-10:50AM. LE Room 113 (LeBus Court)

Introduction to Media Studies 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. Read theory, history and fiction; view films and television programs; and write research and opinion papers. Same course as SC 49. Instructor: White, Courtney E. [Introductory]

MS 050 PO-01: Introduction to Film


TR 1:15-2:30PM. CR Room 02 (Crookshank Hall)

W 7:00-9:50PM. STAR Room 122 (Studio Arts) – Screening, 

One of three gateway courses to the Media Studies major, this course introduces film and video from aesthetic, historical, and political perspectives. Students learn the basic categories necessary to comprehend formally the filmic image: cinematography, mise-en-scene, and editing. Students study the history of genres and film movements and engage the theory and politics of filmic representation. Same course as LIT 130 CM. Letter grade only. Instructor: Hall, Jonathan Mark [Introductory]

MS 091 PO-01: History of American Broadcasting

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM. CR Room 10 (Crookshank Hall)

History of American Broadcasting studies the history of American broadcasting from the diffusion of radio as a mass media through the transition to television, up to the development of television as the dominant broadcasting form. Students will begin to understand the impact of U.S. broadcasting by familiarizing themselves with key programs and trends. Letter grade only. Instructor: Connelly, Thomas J. [Media History] 

MS 148B PO-01: Drone Theory

TR 9:35-10:50AM. CR Room 02 (Crookshank Hall)

This class draws on the figure of the drone to consider contemporary developments in media theory and practice. It invokes the drone — understood not just as a weaponized device but as forming part of a distributed, mobile, interactive, information network — to explore emerging logics of interactivity, data processing and automation. The course will rely upon critical theory to examine the development of asymmetrical power and remote control associated with drones and will situate the drone within the cultural imaginary, drawing upon the historical relationship between military and media technology. The goal will be to use the figure of the drone to illuminate more general logics of cybernetic control — their fantasies and actualities and the ways in which these relate to historical figures of automata, telepresence and action-at-a-distance. Additionally, the class will explore and critique theoretical developments that anticipate the forms of knowing, sensing and experiencing associated with the figure of the drone. Letter grade only. Instructor: Andrejevic, Mark. [Theory] 

MS 148D PO-01: Powers of Pleasure

T 1:15-4:00PM. CR Room 08 (Crookshank Hall)

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, clasist 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. [Theory]

MS 148E PO-01: Ways of Seeing

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM. CR Room 02 (Crookshank Hall)

Ways of seeing and technologies of viewing shape knowledge practices, aesthetic regimes, and power relations. This course takes a thematic approach to theories and technologies of visuality from classical to contemporary practices of viewing. It explores the subjective experience of viewing through class exercises, including a collaboration with visiting Los Angeles artist Hillary Mushkin. The course applies theoretical approaches to visual representations and viewing practices through engagement with artworks, literature, and critical theory. Thinkers covered range from Plato to Renaissance thinkers, and the work of Walter Benjamin, Don DeLillo, Georges Perec, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jonathan Crary, Paul Virilio, Alan Sekula, and Trevor Paglen. Non-Pomona requires PERM.
Seniors & Juniors only. Instructor(s): Andrejevic, Mark ; Reed, Arden. [Theory]

MS 149G PO-01: Theory & Aesthetics -Television

W 1:15-4:00PM. CR Room 10 (Crookshank Hall)

This course introduces students to the study of television from an aesthetic, theoretical and critical perspective. Students will learn a number of terms, theoretical concepts and methodological approaches to critically evaluate and analyze television texts, including the language of filmmaking, genre theory, ideology, semioitcs, structuralism, feminism, auteur theory, political economy and audience ethnography. Prerequisites: MS 049 PO, MS 050 PO, and MS 051 PO. Letter grade only. Instructor: Connelly, Thomas J. [Theory] 

MS 160 PO-01: Japanese Film: Canon to Fringe

TR 2:45-4:00PM. CR Room 02 (Crookshank Hall)

W 7:00-9:50PM. CR Room 10 (Crookshank Hall)

Japanese Film: Canon to Fringe follows the emergence of Japanese filmmaking with attention to key directors: Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Oshima, and others. Surveys the range of Japanese genres from feature filmmaking to documentary and experimental work. Pre-req: MS 050 PO. Letter grade only. Instructor: Hall, Jonathan Mark. [Theory or Media History].

MUS 091 PO-01: Perception, Mind & Modern Sound

MW 1:15-2:30PM. THAT Room 212 (Thatcher Music Bldg)

This multi-disciplinary course examines sound as a cultural and technological artifact. Surveying recent scholarship in cognitive science, history, musicology, media studies and psychoacoustics, we study film, music, early recording devices, architectural and urban spaces and other sites of sound in the modern world. Instructor: Cramer, Alfred W. [Elective] 

MUS 096B PO-01: Electronic Music Studio

MW 1:15-2:30PM. THAT Room STDO (Thatcher Music Bldg)

Laboratory course designed to continue developing electronic compositions using techniques of analog and digital synthesis. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisite: MUS 096A PO. Instructor: Flaherty, Thomas E. [Elective]

POLI 114 PO-01: The Idea of America

TR 9:35-10:50AM. CA Room 11 (Carnegie Building)

This course explores, from various periods and points of view, the idea of America as: an experiment in republicanism on a scale never before attempted, the New World, a promised land, a frontier space and a dream (albeit often dashed). Examines the shifting images, ideologies and mythologies surrounding the idea of America as portrayed through fiction, film, music, sports, art, poetry and political theory. Instructor: Seery, John E. [Elective]

PSYC 160 PO-01: Cognitive Psychology with Lab

MW 2:45-4:00PM. EDMS Room 101 (Edmunds)

F 1:15-2:30PM. LINC Room 2116 (Lincoln)

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:PSYC 51 or LGCS 011. Instructor: Sher, Shlomo. [Elective] 

THEA 001A PO: Basic Acting:Tools & Fundamentals

MW 10:00AM-12:30PM. TE Room 122 (Seaver Theatre) – Section 1

MW 1:15-3:45PM. TE Room 122 (Seaver Theatre) – Section 2

TR 1:15-3:45PM. TE Room 120 (Seaver Theatre) – Section 3

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(s): Sorenson, Corey. [Elective]

THEA 002 PO-01: The Dramatic Imagination

TR 9:35-10:50AM. TE Room 200 (Seaver Theatre)

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: Taylor, James P. [Elective] 

THEA 012 PO-01: Intermediate Acting: Scene Study & Voice

TR 1:15-3:45PM. TE Room 122 (Seaver Theatre)

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. Prerequisites: THEA 001A PO or THEA 001G PO. Concurrent Requisites: THEA 054C PO. Instructor: Ratteray, Carolyn. [Elective]


MS 045 PZ-01: Documentary Media

TR 11:00AM-12:15PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall)

This course involves production, a historical survey of documentary practices in photography, film and video and a discussion of the ethical and ideological issues raised by the genre. Students will be expected to produce two short documentary projects in any media. Prerequisite: MS 50 or MS 49. Instructor(s): Lerner, Jesse ; Talmor, Ruti. [Media History/Intermediate Production] 

MS 051 PZ-01: Intro to Digital Media Studies

MW 9:35-10:50AM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall)

An interdisciplinary introduction to 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. Prerequisites: MS 082, MS 182 HM, Art 148 SC. Instructor: D’Errico, Michael. [Introductory]

MS 052 PZ-01: Introduction to Sound Studies

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall)

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. Instructor: Ma, Ming-Yuen. [Media History/Media Theory]

MS 079 PZ-01: Silent Film

TR 1:15-2:30PM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall)

The invention of cinema fit within the emerging order of modernism? This class will examine early cinema in the context of the turn-of-the-century project of extending the field of human vision, examining topics such as ethnography, science, journalism, travel, representations of the city and architecture, and the construction of racial difference. Prerequisite: MS 49, MS 50, MS 51 or equivalent. Instructor: Lerner, Jesse. [Media History] 

MS 082 PZ-01: Introduction to Video Art

WF 10:00AM-12:30PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall) / P104 (West Hall)

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. Instructor: Talmor, Ruti. [Production]

MS 084 PZ-01: Handmade Film

T 2:45-5:30PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall)

Rejecting the prevailing Hollywood wisdom that one needs millions of dollars to make a movie, this class explores different models for creating moving images with the most modest of resources. Options to be considered include hand processing, camera-less films, PXL video, super-8 film, recycling and appropriation. Students will be expected to create several short exercises in order to familiarize themselves with these different techniques, as well as a final project. Course fee: $150. Prerequisite: MS 82 or equivalent. Instructor: Lerner, Jesse. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

MS 093 PZ-01: Experimental Media Studio

W 2:45-5:30PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall)

An intermediate production course that engages with media practices outside of the traditional single-channel film or videotapes made for broadcast or screening in a theatre. New genres and hybrid media forms including installation, performance, and tactical media are explored through a series of readings, lectures, presentations, and creative assignments in both individual and group projects. Instructor: Ma, Ming-Yuen. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

MS 095 PZ-01: Sound Design

MW 4:15-5:30PM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall) / P104 (West Hall)

This hybrid theory and production course provides a hands-on survey of the theoretical foundations and practical techniques for sound design in contemporary music, video, and multimedia projects. Students will gain a proficiency with sound composition and editing in various design and media art disciplines through technical instruction in software for audio and video editing; analysis of design techniques in music, film, video games, and mobile “apps”; and critical discussions regarding the interrelationships between sounds space,and place. Instructor: D’Errico, Michael. [Media History / Production]

MS 096 PZ-01: Remix Cultures

MW 1:15-2:30PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall) /P104 (West Hall)

This course examines the theoretical, cultural and aesthetic foundations of remix, mashup, and bricolage techniques in audio-visual art through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics include the literary cut-up work of William S. Burroughs, the politics of bricolage in early twentieth century art movements such as Dada and Surrealism, Nam June Palk’s media mashups, and remix practices in contemporary global dance music cultures. Students will develop skills in critically assessing the formal aspects of multimedia art in relation to evolving social and cultural contexts, as well as evaluating and critiquing literature on aesthetics, ethics, and intellectual property in various contemporary media industries. Instructor: D’Errico, Michael. [Media History / Production]

MS 111 PZ-01: Perspectives on Photography

TR 2:45-4:00PM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall)

This course critically examines the photograph as artifact, art, evidence, and weapon. Section 1 looks at photographs through the works of key theorists. Section 2 introduces the anthropology of photography as a social practice, including its relation to colonialism, race, and the global circulation of representations. Section 3 hones in on African photography. Section 4 analyzes current trends, including the role of the photograph in journalism, art, indigenous activism, and the digital era. Instructor: Talmor, Ruti. [Media History/Media Theory] 

MS 114 PZ-01: Film Sound

TR 9:35-10:50AM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall)

T 7:00-9:50PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall) – Screening

An intermediate level media history and theory course exploring how sound funtions in cinema. Topics covered by the course include the history of sound technologies, film sound theories, voice in cinema, film music, sound recording and reproduction in film. Prereq: MS 49, 50 or 51; or some introductory level music theory courses. Instructor: Ma, Ming-Yuen. [Theory/Media History]

MS 117 PZ-01: Fan Culture and Celebrity

MW 2:45-4:00PM. WST Room Q120 (West Hall)

M 7:00-9:50PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall) – Screening 

New media forms have changed the face of the celebrity/fan relationship in the last decade providing a level of interactivity previously unavailable. This course will situate this shift within a historical and theoretical survey of fandom and celebrity from the birth of the Hollywood Studio System until the present day. Pre-reqs: MS 049, 050, 051 or LIT 182. Instructor: Affuso, Elizabeth. [Media History]

MS 175 PZ-01: Animation as Voice

R 1:15-4:00PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall) / P104 (West Hall)

Animation as Voice is a social justice theory/practice course that simultaneously studies and creates politically charged works that operate as children’s programming. While studying renegade voices that have existed under oppression and inequality, students will be making personal works around the common theme of The Future. We will research access, and in doing so, the works will collectively become part of a children’s program that will tour within the community. Pre-req: MS 082. Instructor: Hutin, Stephanie. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

MS 193 PZ-01: Directed Reading in Media

To Be Arranged

Student designed media studies project involving advanced readings in theory, history or aesthetics with written analysis. May be taken twice for credit. Instructor PERM required. This course takes place in both Fall and Spring. Instructor: Affuso, Elizabeth. [Designation dependent on topic]

MS 194 PZ-01: Media Arts for Social Justice

M 2:45 – 5:30PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall)

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. First Years require PERM. Pre-reqs: MS 082, ART 148, MS 182, ART 021, ART 141 OR ART 143. Instructor: Lamb, Gina. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

MS 196 PZ-01: Media Internship

To Be Arranged

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. This course takes place in both Fall and Spring. Instructor: Affuso, Elizabeth. [Elective]. 

MS 198 PZ-01: Advanced Media Project

To Be Arranged 

Student designed media production project involving advanced production and post-production skills, adequate pre-production research and writing component. May be taken twice for credit. Pass/No Credit only. Course fee: $150. Instructor PERM required. Instructor: Affuso, Elizabeth. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 


ARHI 187 SC-01: Old New Media

R 2:45-5:30PM. BX Room 108 (Baxter Hall)

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: one previous art history course or permission of instructor. Instructor: Koss, Juliet. [Art History] 

ART 134 SC-01: Between Analog+Digital Printmaking

F 12:00-5:00PM. LA Room 106 (Lang Art Building)

The digital print is considered something of a hybrid in the print and photo world. Crossing platforms between the etching studio and the digital art lab, students will create works that integrate both methodologies. Systems including transfer drawing, monoprinting, silk screen, digital transfer and analog and digital printing will be explored. Pre-requisite: Art 141. Fee: $75. Instructor: Macko, Nancy. [Intermediate/Advanced Production]

ART 141 SC-01: Introduction to Digital Art

MW 10:00AM-12:30PM. ST Room 5 (Steele Hall)

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: Nakaue, Melanie Dana. [Production] 

ART 142 SC-01: Intermediate Digital Art

MW 1:15-3:45PM. ST Room 5 (Steele Hall)

This course introduces design strategies for the arrangement of elements in visual art. Projects assigned will address a specific design problem, require sketches for a plan, and management of the project by Adobe’s Illustrator and/or InDesign programs. The assignments may include both visual and textual elements. Projects may include a work of art for a portfolio, an exhibition announcement, a graphic novel or e-book. Prerequisite: ART 141 or instructor permission.; Fee: $75. Instructor: Nakaue, Melanie Dana. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

ART 145 SC-01: Intro Black & White Photography

TR 10:00AM-12:30PM. LA Room 119 (Lang Art Building)

A studio course in black-and-white photographic with an emphasis on image production, developing, and printing 35mm film, in a wet darkroom. Instruction in basic camera operation, and darkroom techniques, and considers historical and contemporary uses of the photographic medium. Students should have access to a 35mm camera. Some cameras are available for check out from Scripps AV. Laboratory fee: $75. Instructor: Becker, Jonas. [Production] 

ART 146 SC-01: Intermediate/Advanced Black & White Photography

TR 1:15-3:45PM. LA Room 119 (Lang Art Building)

This course continues training in traditional darkroom black-and-white photography, and may include alternative processes, large and medium format cameras, and studio lighting. The course includes readings on photography, student presentations, self-directed projects, and group critiques. Prerequisite: Art 145. Laboratory fee: $75. Instructor: Becker, Jonas. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

ART 149 SC-01: Intermediate and Advanced Video

TR 10:00AM-12:30PM. LA Room 214 (Lang Art Building)

Students continue to develop digital projects and begin to create motion graphics for video using Adobe After Effects software. Production is augmented by critiques, screenings, and discussions of conceptual and formal ideas. Prerequisite: ART 148 SC or equivalent. Fee: $75. Instructor: Tran, Kim-Trang T. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

ART 181B SC-01: Special Topics in Studio Art - The Critical Landscape

W 2:45-5:30PM. LA Room 119 (Lang Art Building)

This course examines shifting contexts for photographing the landscape as a means to express the economic and political issues imbued in humans’ relationship to our geography. In an era characterized by human and technological dominance over nature, it is critical to re-examine the relationship between photography and the environment. The course follows a loosely historical narrative, beginning with foundational texts on the Sublime, then considering cultural criticism and identity politics of landscape photography, and concluding with readings on the Anthropocene and the digital, networked landscape. Course material includes both readings and artist projects, and is the basis for students to develop their own photography project on a related topic. Prerequisite: Art 145 or Art 147. Instructor: Becker, Jonas. [Theory]

ART 181M SC-01: Feminist Concepts & Strategies

T 2:45-5:30PM. LA Room 214 (Lang Art Building)

T 7:00-9:00PM. LA Room 214 (Lang Art Building)

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. Juniors and Seniors only. MS and Art majors only. All others require permission. Instructor: Macko, Nancy. [Theory]

MS 130 SC-01: New Media Research Studio

MW 10:00AM-12:30PM. LA Room 214 (Lang Art Building)

New Media Research Studio is a class dedicated to the applied and participatory study of new media, materials, environments and platforms. It uses the term “new” to pivot around the historical conditions and everyday practices of contemporary media. Students will explore the social, cultural, economic, and political dimension of phenomena such as social media, mobile gaming, live streaming, digital fabrication, internet art, automation, and augmented reality. Through immersive independent investigations that will take the form of “travelogues,” they will learn how to define and develop projects that employ historical, ethnographic, and artistic methods of research and production. Prerequisites: MS 049, 050, 051, and an Introductory Production class in Media Studies. Instructor: Wing, Carlin. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

MS 132 SC-01: Theories of Interaction

M 2:45-5:30PM. HM Room 101 (Humanities Building)

This course explores cultural techniques and technologies of interaction, including but not limited to games, motion capture, and virtual reality. This semester, we will use the topic of games to unpack notions of interaction within a productive set of limits. Games are interactive media. And more and more, they are everywhere. While Eric Zimmerman calls our present moment the “ludic century,” Alex Galloway describes it as “an era of ludic capitalism.” In this moment, making and playing games ranges across the personal, political, professional, prescribed, and performative. Students will explore central questions in media theory and game studies while developing projects about formal, material, technical, social, and theoretical understandings of interaction. Prerequisites: MS 049, 050, or MS 051. Instructor: Wing, Carlin. [Media Theory] 

MS 192 SC-01: Sr Project in Media Studies

TR 1:15-2:30PM. LA Room 214 (Lang Art Building)

This course meets the senior project requirement for those Scripps Media Studies majors chosen to attempt honors in the major and completing concentrations in Film/Video or Digital/Electronic Media. Prerequisite: MS 190 JT and Media Studies faculty approval of honors proposal. Instructor: Tran, Kim-Trang T. [Senior Project] 

SPAN 140 SC-01: Spanish Transition Almodovar

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM. HM Room 102 (Humanities Building)

Pedro Almodovar is one of the most recognizable auteur directors in Europe today. This course studies Pedro Almodovar’s development from his directorial debut to the present, from the “shock” value of the early films to the award-winning mastery of the later ones. Prerequisite: Spanish 044 and Spanish 101. Instructor: Sanjuan, Carmen. [Elective]

Harvey Mudd

MS 179E HM-01: Animated Documentary / Special Topics in Media Studies

T 1:15-2:30PM. WST Room P104 (West Hall)

R 1:15-2:30PM. WST Room P103 (West Hall)

Animated Documentary is a media production class using motion graphics techniques to visualize topics ranging from science to politics to dreams. Animation has long been a means of depicting abstract, subjective, complex, and invisible processes. Recently, films using motion graphics have exploded on the internet as a form of educational and political communication. Beyond illustration, animated documentaries can create unique visual vocabularies for portraying inner mental states of first person experiences of history. As students are guided in the creation of their own projects, they will read texts, watch films, and critically analyze this vibrant media form. $50 class fee. Instructor: Mayeri, Rachel. [Intermediate/Advanced Production] 

MS 182 HM-01: Introduction to Video Art

W 1:15-3:45PM. PA Room 1283 (Parsons Engineering Bldg)

F 1:15-3:45PM. WST Room Q116 (West Hall)

This course is an introduction to video art through history, theory, analysis and production. The goal for this class is for you to produce meaningful, creative, expressive, innovative media for an intelligent and broad audience. In order to achieve this goal you will learn the fundamentals of video production in labs, critiques, and exercises: conceptualizing, planning, shooting, sound recording, editing and analysis. You will also learn – through readings and discussions – about pioneers and contemporary practitioners of video art. This class has a required lab. $75 course fee. Students in this course must also register for one section of MS 82L. Prereq: Media Studies 49, 50, 51 or equivalent. Instructor: Mayeri, Rachel. [Production]