Course Number, Title, Description
- CMS 4800 Selected Topics in CMS
- Seminar in Communication and Media Studies topics. May be repeated when topics vary up to four times without departmental approval. (Junior-level standing required)
- FILM 4800 Special Topics in Film
- This rotating topics course focuses on either contemporary production practices in film and television and teaches fundamental terminology and concepts through hands-on hardware and software skills or on a media criticism topic. May be repeated if topics vary. (Junior-level standing required)
3 credit hours (3-0-3)
Goals and Outcomes
The goals for this course goals with program outcomes 1-5 of the Communication and Media Studies (CMS) program.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to
- Analyze media “framing” as a contested cultural practice.
- Analyze the influence of Hong Kong cinema on key cultural practices that distinguished early Hip Hop, including the battle, the cypher, and the foundation.
- Analyze the influence of Blaxploitation cinema on Hip Hop as a cultural form.
- Analyze the influence of Hollywood gangster movies on the evolution of Hip Hop as a cultural form, as it transitioned from a practice based in live performance to one centered on the production and sale of recorded music.