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Areas of Study

BS, Media, Culture, and Communication

Our curriculum is organized around the five areas of study described below. These are not strict tracks, but thematic clusters to help students plan their path of intellectual inquiry through the major.

Global Communication and Media

Courses examine the challenges that the global circulation of media raises for citizenship and identity, immigration and diasporas, human rights and social movements, political-economic inequalities, and geopolitics.

Framing Courses

  • MCC-UE 1300   Media and Globalization
  • MCC-UE 1037   Music and Media
  • MCC-UE 0005  Language and Communication

Focus Courses

  • MCC-UE 1002   Space and Place in Human Communication
  • MCC-UE 1005   The Culture Industries
  • MCC-UE 1011   Media and Migration
  • MCC-UE 1016   Media Audiences
  • MCC-UE 1020   The Business of Media
  • MCC-UE 1022   Latino Media
  • MCC-UE 1023   East Asian Media
  • MCC-UE 1302   Global Television
  • MCC-UE 1304   Global Media and International Law
  • MCC-UE 1305   Communication and International Development
  • MCC-UE 1306   Global Media Flows
  • MCC-UE 1310   Culture and Media in Urban China
  • MCC-UE 1314   South Asian Diaspora: Media and Cultural Politics
  • MCC-UE 1340   Religion and Media
  • MCC-UE 1341   Middle East Media
  • MCC-UE 1342   Sounds In and Out of Africa
  • MCC-UE 1351   War As Media
  • MCC-UE 1352   Empire, Revolution and Media
  • MCC-UE 1400   Culture, Media, and Globalization         
  • MCC-UE 1401   Global Cultures and Identities
  • MCC-UE 1403   Postcolonial Visual Culture
  • MCC-UE 1405   Copyright, Commerce, and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1407   Gender, Sex, and The Global
  • MCC-UE 1410   Global Visual Culture
  • MCC-UE 1413   Cultural Memory
  • MCC-UE 1431   Topics in Digital Humanities: Street Food and Urban Family (Shanghai)
  • MCC-UE 1451   Global Media Seminar: Media in China
  • MCC-UE 1452   Global Media Seminar: TV and Democracy in Italy
  • MCC-UE 1453   Global Media Seminar: Post Communist Media Systems
  • MCC-UE 1454   Global Media Seminar: France and Europe
  • MCC-UE 1455   Global Media Seminar: Latin America
  • MCC-UE 1762   Cultural Geography of Commodities

Visual Culture and Sound Studies 

Courses focus on the ways that visual and sound media shape everyday life on and offline, especially through politics and power.

Framing Courses

  • MCC-UE 1037   Music and Media
  • MCC-UE 1006   Television: History and Form
  • MCC-UE 1015   Advertising and Consumer Society
  • MCC-UE 1412   Introduction to Visual Culture

Focus Courses

  • MCC-UE 1003   Introduction to Digital Media
  • MCC-UE 1007   Film: History and Form
  • MCC-UE 1008   Video Game Economies
  • MCC-UE 1009   Psychoanalysis: Desire and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1012   Crime, Violence, and Media
  • MCC-UE 1021   Dead Media Research Studio
  • MCC-UE 1022   Latino Media
  • MCC-UE 1024   Amateur Media
  • MCC-UE 1029   New Media Research Studio
  • MCC-UE 1030   Architecture as Media
  • MCC-UE 1031   Digital Media: Theory and Practice
  • MCC-UE 1036   On the Phone: Telephone and Mobile Communication 
  • MCC-UE 1065   Media Events and Spectacle
  • MCC-UE 1140   Screening History
  • MCC-UE 1141   Hollywood Films and American Life
  • MCC-UE 1142   Critical Video: Theory & Practice
  • MCC-UE 1151   Media History of New York
  • MCC-UE 1152   Cultural Capital: Media and Arts in NYC
  • MCC-UE 1162   Cultural Capital: Food and Media in NYC
  • MCC-UE 1171   History of Computing
  • MCC-UE 1302   Global Television
  • MCC-UE 1339   Theory of the Digital
  • MCC-UE 1342    Sounds In and Out of Africa
  • MCC-UE 1345   Fashion and Power
  • MCC-UE 1346   Fame
  • MCC-UE 1347   Cultural History of the Screen
  • MCC-UE 1351   War As Media
  • MCC-UE 1352   Empire, Revolution, and Media
  • MCC-UE 1403   Postcolonial Visual Culture
  • MCC-UE 1409   Consumption, Culture, and Identity
  • MCC-UE 1410   Global Visual Culture
  • MCC-UE 1411   Visual Culture in Science and Technology
  • MCC-UE 1413   Cultural Memory
  • MCC-UE 1517   Photography and the Visual Archive
  • MCC-UE 1717   Listening: Noise, Sound, and Music

Technology and Society

Courses focus on information and communication technologies and their social, political and ethical implications.

Framing Courses

  • MCC-UE 1034    Media, Technology, and Society

Focus Courses

  • MCC-UE 1003   Introduction to Digital Media
  • MCC-UE 1006   Television: History and Form
  • MCC-UE 1007    Film: History and Form
  • MCC-UE 1008    Video Game Economies
  • MCC-UE 1012    Crime, Violence, and Media
  • MCC-UE 1020    The Business of Media
  • MCC-UE 1021    Dead Media Research Studio
  • MCC-UE 1024    Amateur Media
  • MCC-UE 1026    Disability, Technology, and Media
  • MCC-UE 1028    Ethics and Media
  • MCC-UE 1029    New Media Research Studio
  • MCC-UE 1030    Architecture as Media
  • MCC-UE 1031    Digital Media: Theory and Practice
  • MCC-UE 1032    Social Media Networking
  • MCC-UE 1033    Critical Making
  • MCC-UE 1036    On the Phone: Telephone and Mobile Communication
  • MCC-UE 1037    Music and Media
  • MCC-UE 1141    Hollywood Films and American Life
  • MCC-UE 1142    Critical Video: Theory & Practice
  • MCC-UE 1151    Media History of New York
  • MCC-UE 1171    History of Computing
  • MCC-UE 1300    Media and Globalization
  • MCC-UE 1303    Privacy and Media Technology
  • MCC-UE 1305    Communication and International Development
  • MCC-UE 1339    Theory of the Digital
  • MCC-UE 1347    Cultural History of the Screen
  • MCC-UE 1402    Marxism and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1405    Copyright, Commerce and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1406    Hacker Culture and Politics
  • MCC-UE 1411    Visual Culture in Science and Technology
  • MCC-UE 1431   Topics in Digital Humanities: Street Food and Urban Family (Shanghai)
  • MCC-UE 1508    Print: History and Form
  • MCC-UE 1571   The Rise of Internet Media
  • MCC-UE 1585   Creative Coding
  • MCC-UE 1717   Listening: Noise, Sound, and Music
     

Media Industries and Politics

Courses examine the political economy of media and information industries, the use of media to shape and mobilize public opinion, social movements, and electoral politics.

Framing Courses

  • MCC-UE 1013  Political Communication 
  • MCC-UE 1005  The Culture Industries
  • MCC-UE 1008  Video Game Economies
  • MCC-UE 1015   Advertising and Consumer Society

Focus Courses

  • MCC-UE 1010   Censorship in American Culture
  • MCC-UE 1014   Mass Persuasion and Propaganda
  • MCC-UE 1017   Youth Media and Social Change
  • MCC-UE 1023   East Asian Media
  • MCC-UE 1025   Race and Media
  • MCC-UE 1027   Media and the Environment
  • MCC-UE 1028   Ethics and Media
  • MCC-UE 1035   Forensic Media
  • MCC-UE 1040   Health and Media Communication
  • MCC-UE 1065   Media Events and Spectacle
  • MCC-UE 1140   Screening History
  • MCC-UE 1152   Cultural Capital: Media and Arts in NYC
  • MCC-UE 1162   Cultural Capital: Food and Media in NYC
  • MCC-UE 1304   Global Media and International Law
  • MCC-UE 1340   Religion and Media
  • MCC-UE 1341   Middle East Media
  • MCC-UE 1346   Fame
  • MCC-UE 1402   Marxism and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1404   Media and the Culture of Money
  • MCC-UE 1406   Hacker Culture & Politics
  • MCC-UE 1408   Queer Identity and Popular Culture
  • MCC-UE 1409   Consumption, Culture, and Identity
  • MCC-UE 1419   Mediating Love, Sex, and God
  • MCC-UE 1750   Public Relations: Theory and Process
  • MCC-UE 1762   Cultural Geography of Commodities
  • MCC-UE 1800   Political Rhetoric
  • MCC-UE 1821   Media, Policy, and Regulation
  • MCC-UE 1826   Media Activism and Social Movements
  • MCC-UE 1835   Argumentation and Debate
     

Interaction and Experience

Courses explore how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the material world in various social, cultural, and technological contexts. 

Framing Courses

  • MCC-UE 0005    Language and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1009    Psychoanalysis: Desire and Culture
  • MCC-UE 1019     Media and Identity
  • MCC-UE 1025     Race and Media

Focus Courses

  • MCC-UE 1002    Space and Place in Human Communication
  • MCC-UE 1011     Media and Migration
  • MCC-UE 1013     Political Communication
  • MCC-UE 1016     Media Audiences
  • MCC-UE 1017     Youth Media and Social Change
  • MCC-UE 1018     Kids in Media Culture
  • MCC-UE 1026    Disability, Technology and Media
  • MCC-UE 1027     Media and the Environment 
  • MCC-UE 1032    Social Media Networking
  • MCC-UE 1035    Forensic Media
  • MCC-UE 1036     On the Phone: Telephone and Mobile Communication
  • MCC-UE 1040    Health and Media Communication
  • MCC-UE 1041    Resisting Dystopia
  • MCC-UE 1105     The Psychic Life of Media
  • MCC-UE 1162    Cultural Capital: Food and Media in NYC
  • MCC-UE 1345     Fashion and Power
  • MCC-UE 1401     Global Cultures and Identities
  • MCC-UE 1404    Media and the Culture of Money
  • MCC-UE 1407     Gender, Sex and The Global
  • MCC-UE 1408    Queer Identity and Popular Culture
  • MCC-UE 1419    Mediating Love, Sex, and God
  • MCC-UE 1508     Print: History and Form
  • MCC-UE 1571    The Rise of Internet Media
  • MCC-UE 1700     Communicating Gender & Identity
  • MCC-UE 1745     Organizational Communication
  • MCC-UE 1826     Media Activism and Social Movements
  • MCC-UE 1830     Interpersonal Communication
  • MCC-UE 1835     Argumentation and Debate