CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List

Spring 2018 Schedule: CMS
For a complete list of CMS subjects, including electives from other departments, see: CMS Full Subject List

Subject and Title Instructor Schedule Supplementary Descriptions
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies (L01) I. Condry W1-4
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies (L02) J. Picker TR11-12:30
CMS.301 Introduction to Game Design Methods M. Jakobsson TR11-12.30
CMS.308 The Visual Story: Graphic Novel, Type to Tablet J. Paradis T7-10
CMS.309/21W.763/CMS.809 Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction H. Hendershot Lab W7-9
Lec:R7-10
CMS.311/21G.055 Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany W. Uricchio TR2-3:30
CMS.333/ES.333 Production of Educational Videos: Skills for Communicating Academic and Professional Content D. Custer M7-10
CMS.335/21W.790/21W.890 Short Attention Span Documentary R. Ellis Adams TR1-2:30
CMS.339/CMS.839 Virtual Reality and Immersive Media Production S. Rodriguez M7-10
CMS.356/21G.036/CMS.888/21G.190 Advertising and Media: Comparative Perspectives J. Wang MW7-8:30
CMS.360/CMS.860 Introduction to Civic Media S. Costanza-Chock M2-5
CMS.362/CMS.862 Civic Media Collaborative Design Studio S. Costanza-Chock W7-10
CMS.587/11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education K. Heavey TR2:30-4
CMS.590/11.127/11.252/CMS.863 Design and Development of Games for Learning E. Klopfer TR1-2.30
CMS.593/11.131 Educational Theory and Practice III G. Schwanbeck TR4-5.30
CMS.609/21W.764/CMS.846 The Word Made Digital N. Montfort W2-5
CMS.611/6.073 Creating Video Games P. Tan
S. Verrilli
R. Eberhardt
Lec: M1-4; Lab: W1-4
CMS.614/21W.791/CMS.867 Network Cultures T. L. Taylor W2-5
CMS.615/CMS.815 Games for Social Change S. Osterweil TR2.30-4
CMS.628/CMS.828 Advanced Identity Representation D. F. Harrell W1-4
CMS.631/CMS.831 Data Storytelling Studio R. Bhargava TR11-12.30
CMS.634/CMS.834 Designing Interactions F. Casalegno W10-1
CMS.701/CMS.901 Current Debates in Media S. Hong R2-5
CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Crafting Comics M. Cordero R7-10 description
CMS.S61/CMS.S97 Media and Climate Change L. Koslov M2-5 description
CMS.S62/CMS.S98 Digital Humanities II K. Fendt W7-10 description
CMS.S63/CMS.S99/2.S991/2.S990 Designing the First Year at MIT B. Cameron
B. Moser
J. Reich
MW9.30-11 description

GRADUATE CLASSES
CMS.791 Media Theories and Methods II H. Hendershot Lec: T2-5
Lab: W5-7
CMS.842 Playful and Social Interaction Design Exploration M. Jakobsson W7-10
CMS.844 Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities N. Montfort Lec: T7-10
Lab: W12-1
CMS.990 Colloquium in Comparative Media R5-7

CMS ELECTIVES
4.341/4.342 Introduction to Photography and Related Media L. Baladi TR2-5
4.352/4.353 Advanced Video and Related Media C. Joskowicz TR7-10
4.354/4.355 Intro to Video and Related Media C. Joskowicz TR2-5
4.373 Advanced Projects in Art, Culture and Technology T. Putrih MW9.30-12.30
4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture C. Jones Lec: M2-5
Rec: W12 or F12
21G.011 Topics in Indian Popular Culture A. Banerjee W7-10
21G.038 China in the News: The Untold Stories J. Wang MW3.30-5
21G.039/21A.143/WGS.154 Gender and Japanese Popular Culture I. Condry T1-4
21L.011 The Film Experience D. Thorburn Lec: T4, T7
Lab: T8-10
Rec: R3 or R4
21L.430 Popular Culture and Narrative W. Donaldson TR9.30-11
21L.435 Literature and Film A. Fleche MW11-12.30
21L.706 Studies in Film E. Brinkema Lec: W1-4
Lab: M7-10
21M.283 The Musical M. Marks TR2-3.30
21M.624 Acting with the Camera A. Kohler MW3-5
21M.846 Topics in Performance Studies J. Stanley F2-5
21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion B.D. Colen T7-10
21W.752 Making Documentary: Audio, Video, and More T. Levenson TR12.30-2
STS.008 Technology and Experience M-P. Boucher TR12.30-2

Complete List of CMS Undergraduate and Graduate Classes

Subject Number Subject Name HASS, CI-H/M
UG G
Course CMS – Comparative Media Studies
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies HASS-H, CI-H
CMS.300 CMS.841 Intro to Videogame Studies  HASS-H
CMS.301 Introduction to Game Design Methods HASS-A
CMS.307 CMS.807 Critical Worldbuilding HASS-A
CMS.308 CMS.808 The Visual Story: Graphic Novel, Type to Tablet HASS-E
CMS.309/ 21W.763 CMS.809 Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Sci-Fi HASS-A
CMS.311/21F.055 Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany HASS-H
CMS.313 CMS.813 Silent Film  HASS-H
CMS.314/ 21W.753 CMS.814 Phantasmal Media: Theory and Practice  HASS-A
CMS.333/ ES.333 Production of Educational Videos: Skills for Communicating Academic and Professional Content HASS-E
CMS.334/ 21W.788 South Asian America: Transnational Media, Culture, and History  HASS-H
CMS.336/ 21W.786 CMS.836 The Social Documentary  HASS-A
CMS.338 CMS.838 Innovation in Documentary: Technologies and Techniques  HASS-A
CMS.339 CMS.839 Virtual Reality and Immersive Media Production HASS-A
CMS.350/ 21W.737 CMS.850 Topics and Methods in 21st-Century Journalism  HASS-E
CMS.360 CMS.860 Intro to Civic Media  HASS-H
CMS.361 CMS.861 Networked Social Movements: Media and Mobilization  HASS-S
CMS.362 CMS.862 Civic Media Collaborative Design Studio  HASS-S
CMS.376 CMS.876 History of Media and Technology HASS-H, CI-H
CMS.400 Media Systems and Texts HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.405 Visual Design HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.407 Sound Studies HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.587/11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education HASS-S
CMS.592/11.130 Educational Theory and Practice II
CMS.593/11.131 Educational Theory and Practice III HASS-S
CMS.594 CMS.894 Education Technology Studio HASS-S
CMS.603 CMS.995 Independent Study
CMS.605 CMS.606 Media Internship
CMS.608 CMS.864 Game Design HASS-A
CMS.609J /21W.764J CMS.846 The Word Made Digital HASS-A
CMS.610 CMS.922 Media Industries and Systems: The Art, Science and Business of Games HASS-S
CMS.611/6.073 Creating Videogames HASS-A
CMS.613/ 21W.751 Writing for Social Media HASS-A
CMS.614/ 21W.791 CMS.867 Network Cultures HASS-H
CMS.615 CMS.815 Games for Social Change HASS-H
CMS.616/21W.768 CMS.868 Games and Culture HASS-S
CMS.617 Advanced Games Studio HASS-A
CMS.619/ WGS.111 Gender and Media Studies HASS-H
CMS.621 CMS.821 Fans and Fan Cultures HASS-H
CMS.622 Applying Media Technologies in the Arts and Humanities HASS-A
CMS.627 CMS.827 Imagination, Computation and Expression Studio HASS-A
CMS.628 CMS.828 Advanced Identity Representation HASS-A
CMS.631 CMS.831 Data Storytelling Studio HASS-A
CMS.633 CMS.833 Digital Humanities: Topics, Techniques, and Technologies HASS-H
CMS.634 CMS.834 Designing Interactions: Media and Mobile Technologies HASS-E
CMS.701 CMS.901 Current Debates in Media HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.842 Playful and Social Interaction Design Exploration
CMS.844 Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities
CMS.S60 CMS.S96 Special Subject: CMS
CMS.S61 CMS.S97 Special Subject: CMS
CMS.S62 CMS.S98 Special Subject: CMS
CMS.THT Comparative Media Studies Pre-Thesis Tutorial
CMS.THU Undergraduate Thesis in Comparative Media Studies
CMS.URG / CMS.UR Research in Comparative Media Studies (UROP)
Course 4 – Architecture
4.341 Introduction to Photography and Related Media HASS-A
4.352 4.353 Advanced Video and Related Media HASS-A
4.354 4.355 Introduction to Video and Related Media HASS-A
4.373 4.374 Advanced Projects in Visual Arts HASS-A
4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture HASS-A, CI-H
Course 11 – Urban Studies and Planning
11.127J / CMS.590J 11.252J / CMS.863J Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education  HASS-H
Course 21A – Anthropology
21A.203 Anthropology Through Speculative Fiction HASS-S
21A.500J / STS.075J Technology and Culture HASS-S
21A.502 Fun and Games: Cross-Cultural Perspectives HASS-S
21A.503/ 24.913/ STS.070 Language and Technology HASS-S
21A.505 / STS.065 The Anthropology of Sound HASS-S
21A.550/ STS.064 DV Lab: Documenting Science through Video and New Media HASS-S
Course 21G – Global Studies and Languages
21G.011 Topics in Indian Popular Culture HASS-H, CI-H
21G.027 / 21H.917 CMS.874 Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations HASS-H, CI-H
21G.030/ WGS.236 East Asian Culture: From Zen to Pop HASS-H
21G.036 / CMS.356 CMS.888 Advertising and Media: Comparative Perspectives  HASS-H
21G.038 CMS.888 The Cultural Politics of Contemporary China HASS-H
21G.039/ 21A.143 Japanese Popular Culture HASS-H
21G.046 Modern Chinese Fiction and Cinema HASS-H, CI-H
21G.052 French Film Classics HASS-H
21G.055/ CMS.311 Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany HASS-H, CI-H
21G.063 Anime: Transnational Media and Culture HASS-H
21G.065/ 21A.142 Japanese Literature and Cinema HASS-H, CI-H
Course 21H – History
21H.214 War and American Society HASS-H
21H.315 American Consumer Culture HASS-H
Course 21L – Literature
21L.011 The Film Experience HASS-A, CI-H
21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative HASS-H, CI-H
21L.021 Comedy HASS-H, CI-H
21L.430 SP.492, CMS.920 Popular Culture and Narrative HASS-H
21L.432 CMS.915 Understanding Television HASS-H
21L.433 Film Styles and Genres HASS-H
21L.434 Science Fiction and Fantasy HASS-H
21L.435 CMS.840 Literature and Film HASS-H
21L.486 Modern Drama HASS-H
21L.706 CMS.830 Studies in Film HASS-H, CI-M
21L.707 Problems in Cultural Interpretation HASS-H
21L.715 CMS.871 Media in Cultural Context HASS-H
Course 21M – Music and Theater Arts
21M.283 Musicals of Stage and Screen HASS-A
21M.284 CMS.925 Film Music HASS-A
21M.624 Acting with the Camera HASS-A
21M.840 21M.841 Performance Media HASS-A
21M.846 21M.847 Topics in Performance Studies HASS-A
Course 21W – Writing
21W.744 The Art of Comic Book Writing HASS-A
21W.749 CMS.935 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images in a World of Motion HASS-A
21W.752 21W.824 Making Documentary: Audio, Video and More HASS-A
21W.765J/ 21L.489J CMS.845 Interactive Narrative HASS-A
21W.772 Digital Poetry HASS-A
21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change HASS-H, CI-H
21W.785 Communicating with Web-Based Media HASS-A, CI-H
21W.787 CMS.837 Film, Music, and Social Change: Intersections of Media and Society HASS-H
21W.789 Communicating with Mobile Technology HASS-H, CI-H
21W.790/CMS.335 21W.890 Short Attention Span Documentary HASS-A
Course MAS – Media Arts and Sciences
MAS.110 Fundamentals of Computational Media Design HASS-A, CI-H
Course STS – Science, Technology, and Society
STS.008 Technology and Experience HASS-S, CI-H
STS.056 Science on Screen HASS-A
STS.085, 6.805 STS.487 Foundations of Information Policy HASS-S

Graduate Requirements

CMS.790 Media Theories and Methods I
CMS.791 Media Theories and Methods II
CMS.796 Major Media Texts
CMS.801 Media in Transition
CMS.950 Workshop I
CMS.951 Workshop II
CMS.990 Colloquium in Comparative Media