University of Calgary

COMS 371 - Critical Media Studies - Fall 2022

Emphasizes major critical approaches and theoretical foundations of media studies research. Explores the contexts in which these theories arose, identifies their major strengths and weaknesses and analyzes how critical theory engages the social world. Areas covered include the Frankfurt School, structuralism and semiotics, cultural studies, post-structuralism and feminist media studies.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(2-1)


  • Communication and Media Studies 201.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2023.
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