Summer 2022 Media Studies Courses


All Summer Session classes will be held online.

ARHI 183PZ-01: The Art World Since 1989

TR 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 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. Instructors: Ennis, Ciara and Zuckerman, Phil [Media History]

MS 050 PZ-01: Intro to Film

MW 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Online

Film and video are often considered to be a distinct semiotic system or art form with their own “language.” This course surveys the variety of structures which can organize moving pictures: from Hollywood continuity editing, Soviet montage, and cinema verité to voice-over documentary, talking heads and postmodern voices with no center at all. The course includes silent film, classic Hollywood narrative, avant-garde film and video, documentary, and activist video. Enrollment is limited. Instructor: Connelly, Thomas J. [Intro. Critical]