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Spring 2018

Core Course

Information 103 History of Information
  • 3 Units
  • Class Number 38039

This course is a Media Studies 104 core equivalent. In past semesters, this course was combined among four departments and programs: Cognitive Science C103, Information C103, History C192 and Media Studies C104C. Beginning spring 2017, the course is only offered by Information and the seats are divided among the four departments and programs.

Media Studies 101 Visual Communications
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 27780

Special note: Media Studies 101 will not have a wait list during Enrollment Phase I. A wait list will be added during Enrollment Phase II. Students in the major are advised to enroll in this course during Phase I.

Media Studies 103 Understanding Journalism
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 32263

Special note: Media Studies 103 will not have a wait list during Enrollment Phase I. A wait list will be added during Enrollment Phase II. Students in the major are advised to enroll in this course during Phase I.

Media Studies 104 A Freedom of Speech and the Press
  • Units: 3
  • Class Number: 27791
Media Studies 170 Cultural History of Advertising
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 27793

This course is an elective.  In Spring 2018, students have permission to use this course as a MediaSt 104 subsitute.

Prerequisite Course

Anthropology 3 AC Introduction to Social/Cultural Anthropology
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 22060

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Economics 1 Introduction to Economics
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 23421

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Economics 2 Introduction to Economics -- Lecture Format
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 23446

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

History 7 B Introduction to the History of the United States: The United States from Civil War to Present
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 24937

American History Prerequisite

History 124 B The Recent United States: The United States from World War II to the Vietnam Era
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 24996

American History Prerequisite

Political Science 1 Introduction to American Politics
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 29102

US Government and Politics Prerequisite

Psychology 1 General Psychology
  • 3 Units
  • Class Number 29479

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Psychology W 1 General Psychology
  • 3 Units
  • Class Number 29498

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Psychology 2 Principles of Psychology
  • 3 Units
  • Class Number 29499

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Sociology 1 Introduction to Sociology
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 30223

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Sociology 3 AC Principles of Sociology: American Cultures
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 30240

Introduction to Social Science Prerequisite

Research Methods Course

Psychology 101 Research and Data Analysis in Psychology
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 29550

This upper-division research methods course may be best for students who are planning to double major (Media Studies and Psychology) or have a strong background in Psychology. Consult with the Department of Psychology staff or instructor if you are uncertain whether this course would be appropriate for you.

Sociology 5 Evaluation of Evidence
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 40942
Sociology 5 Evaluation of Evidence
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 40943
Sociology 7 The Power of Numbers: Quantitative Data in Social Sciences
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30250
Sociology 105 Research Design and Sociological Methods
  • 5 Units
  • Class Number 30284

This upper-division research methods course may be best for students who are planning to double major (Media Studies and Sociology) or have a strong background in Sociology. Consult with the Department of Sociology staff or instructor if you are uncertain whether this course would be appropriate for you.

Elective Course

African American Studies 142 AC Race and American Film
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 21591
American Studies 101 Examining U.S. Cultures in Time: The Great Exhaling: Culture, Politics and History, 1946-1952
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 22008
American Studies 101 Examining U.S. Cultures in Time: Race, Class and Nutrition in the Progressive Era (1890 - 1920)
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39408
American Studies 102 Sect. 2 Examining U.S. Cultures in Place: American Themescapes
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39409
American Studies 102 Sect. 4 Examining U.S. Cultures in Place: Staging California
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 40843
Anthropology 160 AC Forms of Folklore
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39408
Anthropology 189 Sect. 3 Religion and Music
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 15298
Anthropology 189 Sect. 5 Cultural Response to Mass Violence
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39695
Asian American Studies 132 AC Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 22576
East Asian Languages 101 Catastrophe, Memory, and Narrative: Comparative Responses to Atrocity in the Twentieth Century
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39278
Education 183 High School, The Movie
  • Units: 3
  • Class Number: 37461
English 173 The Language and Literature of Films: (Post)colonial Film
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 38962
Ethnic Studies 122 AC Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 24203
Film and Media 108 Special Topics in Film Genre: Western Noir
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 24293

This course is combined with Rhetoric 131T (29870).

Film and Media 108 Special Topics in Film Genre: Science Fiction
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 32582
Film and Media 128 Documentary
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 24296
Film and Media 140 Special Topics in Film: Close-Up and Scale in the Cinema
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 24298
Film and Media 140 Special Topics in Film: After the Digital
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 32628
Film and Media 151 Auteur Theory: Sergei Eisenstein
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 39090

This course is combined with Slavic 138-001 (32173).

Film and Media 151 Auteur Theory: The Coen Brothers
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 24300

This course is combined with Rhetoric 132T (40955).

French 141 France, Europe, and the Refugee "Crisis": Explorations in Fiction and Film
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39616
French 170 Introduction to French Cinema
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39629
Gender and Women's Studies 126 Film, Feminism, and the Avant-Garde
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39436
German 160 B Politics and Culture in 20th-Century Germany: Fascism and Propaganda
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39137
Global 100 S Global Societies and Culture
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 32682

Offered through Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs

History 122 AC Antebellum America: The Advent of Mass Society
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 32285
History 182 A Topics in the History of Technology: Technology and Society
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39672
Information C 167 Virtual Communities/Social Media
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 37949

This course is combined with Sociology C167 (30319).

Interdisciplinary Studies 100 C Language and Identity
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 31940
Interdisciplinary Studies 110 C Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 41547
Italian Studies 170 The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors: Projecting Ancient Rome
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 32137
Japan 181 Reframing Disaster: Fukushima, Before and After
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39290
Korean 186 Introduction to Korean Cinema
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 39292
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies 146 Cultural Representations of Sexualities
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 26251
Letters and Science C 180 U Wealth and Poverty
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 26197

This course is combined with Public Policy C103: Wealth and Poverty.

Media Studies 160 International Media
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 27792
Media Studies 170 Cultural History of Advertising
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 27793
Media Studies 180 Television Studies
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 27794
Political Science 106 A American Politics: Campaign Strategy - Media
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 29147
Political Science 164 A Political Psychology and Involvement
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 41185
Portugese 113 Brazil: Film and Word. Movies as a Gateway to Brazilian History and Culture (in English)
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 40939
Public Policy C 103 Wealth and Poverty
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 37756

This course is combined with L&S C180U: Wealth and Poverty.

Rhetoric 131 T Genre in Film and Literature: Western Noir
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 29870

This course is combined with Film 108-002 (24293).

Rhetoric 132 T Auteur in Film: The Coen Brothers
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 40955

This course is combined with Film and Media 151-001 (24300).

Rhetoric 137 Rhetoric of the Image
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 32672
Rhetoric 139 Rhetoric of Visual Witnessing
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 40956
Rhetoric 171 The Problem of Mass Culture and the Rhetoric of Social Theory
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 33363
Slavic Languages and Literature 138 Topics in Russian and Soviet Film: Sergei Eisenstein
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 32173

This course is combined with Film 108-002 (24293).

Sociology 110 Organizations and Social Institutions
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30287
Sociology 111 AC Sociology of Family
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30288
Sociology 113 AC Sociology of Education
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30289
Sociology 133 Sociology of Gender
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30301
Sociology 140 Politics and Social Change
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30313
Sociology 150 Social Psychology
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 30316
Sociology 160 Sociology of Culture
  • Units: 4
  • Class Number: 31650
Sociology 163 Popular Culture
  • Units: 3
  • Class Number: 30318
Sociology C 167 Virtual Communities/Social Media
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number 30319

This course is combined with Information C167 (37949).

Undergraduate Business Administration 106 Marketing
  • Units: 3
  • Class Number: 20307
Undergraduate Business Administration 160 Consumer Behavior
  • Units: 3
  • Class Number: 20352