CMST 134 Cultural Studies in Mass Media • 5 Cr.


Introduces terms, analytical techniques, and interpretive strategies commonly used in cultural studies. Explores how mass mediated artifacts are produced, shaped, distributed, consumed, and responded to in diverse ways. Students investigate these varied dimensions of culture to understand them in their broader social, aesthetic, ethnical and political context.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key theories and concepts in the Cultural Studies of Mediafield.
  • Be able to apply these key theories and concepts in critical analyses of contemporary massmediated messages.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the analytical approaches used by cultural studies scholarsto examine mass mediated messages and how these approaches differ from social scientificapproaches.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write and synthesize readings, lectures and discussions, and providecritical analysis of arguments using appropriate evidence and methods of citation.