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as of 9/29/2020

MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectCommunication
Film and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 124
Full UC Title: MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES 
Transcript Title: MEDIA & CULTURE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course introduces key theoretical approaches to media as technologies and cultural forms. It first explores the media‚Äôs relation to two ongoing processes underlying contemporary society and culture: globalization and digitization. It then discusses how media globalization and digitization have shaped our daily experiences; and been associated with critical issues concerning the construction of our identities and societies. Topics include an examination of the production, consumption, circulation and regulation of a wide range of media texts and cultural artifacts (e.g., magazines, television programs, music, fashion), and how they resonate in everyday life on the individual, local, national, and global levels; the audiences and their consumption of media and cultural texts; how the notion of audiences has evolved in the changing global media landscape; and how consumption of media and cultural texts (as a form of everyday practice) is concerned with various forms of cultural politics and power. Other course topics include: media globalization and spaces of identity, media convergence: towards digital cultures; the Japanese Craze; the Korean Wave; from Reality TV to YouTube: A democratic or demotic turn; fan cultures and use-led transnationalism. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CULTURAL STUDIES I 
Partner University Department: Media, Communication and Culture 
Partner University Course Number: MCC252E