Arts, Sciences, and Engineering College of Arts & Science
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
15482 CAS 267 MEDIA SPACE:FILM TO SMT PHON Spring 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Clusters: N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
80492 CAS 267 EcoMedia: Environmental Media from Film to Smartphones Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CAS 267 (P), ENG 267, FMS 272
Instructors: NADIR L
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 181 on 0502 at 0830
Description: This course ​investigates how contemporary media shape understandings, experiences, and imagination of nature and the environment.​ ​Media​ ​rearrange planetary spaces, bringing news of global ecological destruction onto our screens, enabling us to carry “places” around in our pockets, telling us when to turn left, when to turn right. From documentary film to mobile computing devices, media have the contradictory role of creating unprecedented connectivity while generating widespread experiences of remoteness, alienation, hyper-memory, and profound amnesia. Our study will emphasize reading critical texts and putting them into dialogue with new media artifacts by creative practitioners. Topics to be studied include natural history, sustainability, environmentalism, industrialization, e-waste, media art, surveillance culture, cultural commons, time-space compression, news coverage of unnatural disasters, the politics of factory farms and amusement parks, and performance art about environmental justice.
Clusters: H1SUS001, N1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
75768 CAS 267 ECOMEDIA Spring 2015 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
12
Clusters: H1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
79502 CAS 267 MEDIA SPACE:FILM TO SMART PHONE Spring 2013 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
16
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: CAS 267 (P), ENG 267
Instructors: NADIR L
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 161 on 0506 at 0830
Description: This course examines the ways in which contemporary media shape understandings, perceptions, and imagination of the environment. This class will explore the role of media as communication technologies, in connecting information in one locale to consumers in another and investigate on how media also exceeds this linking role. While communicating environmental problems, data, or analyses, media technologies also create new spatial relationships, generating new ways of moving through and inhabiting places. Media rearrange environmental connections, bringing distant locales into the privacy of one’s home or allowing users of mobile computing technologies to carry “places” around their pockets, enabling unprecedented connectivity and new experiences of remoteness and alienation, hyper-memory and profound amnesia. Emphasis will be placed on reading critical texts and putting them in dialogue with contemporary new media artifacts made by creative practitioners.
Clusters: H1SUS001