ENG260 201702 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2018
Course: 
ENG 260
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Media Aesthetics
Instructors: 

Quinn Miller

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3968
  • Office: 447 PLC
  • Office Hours: On sabbatical 2018-19
Department Section Description: 

This course develops critical reading and research skills. It introduces technical vocabulary for analyzing the form of moving image texts in the study of media aesthetics. We address material objects and cultural history related to media technology, looking at print culture, audiobook, still photography, Tumblr, experimental film/video, and other independent and mainstream productions.

Fulfills: 

Multicultural

Multicultural courses focus on race and ethnicity in the United States by considering two or more racial and ethnic groups; or examine the social construction of collective social identities and voices; or study world cultures in critical perspective, or analyze worldviews that differ substantially from those that prevail in the present-day United States.

Major I: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

Major II: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

Digital Humanities Minor

Digital Humanities Minor courses integrate literary study with the use of digital tools and technologies. Students in the minor learn how to make interpretive arguments by building digital archives and maps, interacting with digital games, using web-based publishing platforms, and visualizing data. The minor pays particular attention to the culture of creation in literary and cultural analysis. 

Title: 
Media Aesthetics
Instructors: 

Sangita Gopal

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  • Title: Associate Professor of English
  • Phone: 541-346-3567
  • Office: 103 PLC
  • Office Hours: Winter term: Not teaching English Winter term
Department Section Description: 

This course aims to develop your media literacy by providing you with a precise set of critical tools for analyzing moving image texts. Although our primary focus will be on the formal analysis of image and sound rather than media history or social issues, we will study the interplay between artistic and social conventions and the role of ideology in shaping the meaning of media texts. We will view and critique numerous film and television clips, as well as several feature-length films. Online group projects will enable students to shape course content by choosing media clips that illustrate concepts covered by readings and lectures. While not oriented toward the technical or industrial aspects of media productions, the course builds skills that are beneficial to both media producers and consumers.

Fulfills: 

Major I: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

Major II: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.