CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List

Fall 2015 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 S. Costanza-Chock TR3:30-5
CMS.300/CMS.841 Introduction to Videogame Theory M. Jakobsson TR11-12:30
CMS.307/CMS.807 Critical Worldbuilding J. Diaz WR7-10
CMS.309/CMS.809/21W.763 Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction S. Lewitt TR1-2:30
CMS.335J/21W.790J/21W.890 Short Attention Span Documentary V. Bald TR3:30-5
CMS.350/CMS.850/21W.737 Topics and Methods in 21st-Century Journalism S. Mnookin M7-10pm
CMS.400 Media Systems and Texts J. Picker TR11-12:30
CMS.608/CMS.864 Game Design P. Tan, R. Eberhardt MF1-4
CMS.615/CMS.815 Games for Social Change S. Osterweil TR1-2:30
CMS.616/CMS.868/WGS.125 Games and Culture T.L. Taylor W2-5
CMS.617 Advanced Game Studio S. Verrilli, R. Eberhardt TR11-12:30
CMS.622 Applying Media Technologies in the Arts and Humanities J. Paradis TR3-5
CMS.634/CMS.834 Designing Interactions F. Casalegno W11-2
CMS.701/CMS.901 Current Debates in Media J. Paradis T7-10pm
CMS.S62(ug)/CMS.S98(g) Special Topics in CMS: The Internet as Social Artifact C. Peterson, E. Zuckerman W7-10pm description

CMS.790 Media Theories and Methods I E. Schiappa MW9.30-11
CMS.796 Major Media Texts H. Hendershot Lec: T2-5; Lab:M7-9
CMS.801 Media in Transition E. Schiappa T10-1
CMS.950 Workshop I F. Harrell W2-5 description
CMS.990 Colloquium in Comparative Media R5-7

4.341/4.342 Introduction to Photography and Related Media Staff TR2-5
4.354/4.355 Introduction to Video and Related Media Staff WF2-5
21A.500/STS.075 Technology and Culture K. Surkan W7-9
21G.027/CMS.874 Visualizing Japan in the Modern World S. Miyagawa MW1:30-3
21G.039/21A.143/WGS.154 Gender and Japanese Popular Culture I. Condry TR1:30-3
21L.021 Comedy S. Frampton MW3:30-5
21L.430 Popular Culture and Narrative Staff MW11-12:30
21L.433 Film Styles and Genres Staff MW2:30-4
21L.434 Science Fiction and Fantasy M. Gubar TR2-3:30
21L.707 Problems in Cultural Interpretation R. Perry TR3:30-5
21L.715 Media in Cultural Context S. Frampton M1-3, W1
21M.284/CMS.925 Film Music M. Marks TR3:30-5
21M.624 Acting with the Camera A. Kohler MW3-5
21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion B.D. Colen W7-10
MAS.110 Fundamentals of Computational Media Design V. M. Bove, Jr. Lec: TR4, Rec: F10
STS.085 Foundations of Information Policy H. Abelson, M. Fischer, D. Weitzner R1-4

Complete List of CMS Undergraduate and Graduate Classes

Subject Number Subject Name HASS, CI-H/M

Tier I Requirements

21L.011 The Film Experience HASS-A, CI-H
CMS.100 Introduction to Media Studies HASS-H, CI-H

Mid-Tier Requirements

CMS.400 Media Systems and Texts HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.403 Media and Methods: Performing HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.405 Media and Methods: Seeing & Expression HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.407 Media and Methods: Sound HASS-H, CI-M

Capstone Courses

21L.706 CMS.830 Studies in Film HASS-H, CI-M
CMS.701 CMS.901 Current Debates in Media HASS-H, CI-M


Course CMS – Comparative Media Studies
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.312 CMS.812 Topics in National and Post-National Cinema  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.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.363 CMS.873 Civic Media, Past and Future  HASS-E
CMS.376 CMS.876 History of Media and Technology HASS-H, CI-H
CMS.603 CMS.995 Independent Study
CMS.605 CMS.606 Media Internship
CMS.607 CMS.843 The Role of the Gamer: Theory, Criticism and Practice HASS-S
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.612/ 21W.767 CMS.866 Writing for 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.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 21F – Foreign Languages and Literatures
21F.011 Topics in Indian Popular Culture HASS-H, CI-H
21F.027 / 21H.917 CMS.874 Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations HASS-H, CI-H
21F.030/ WGS.236 East Asian Culture: From Zen to Pop HASS-H
21F.036 / CMS.356 CMS.888 Advertising and Media: Comparative Perspectives  HASS-H
21F.038 CMS.888 The Cultural Politics of Contemporary China HASS-H
21F.039/ 21A.143 Japanese Popular Culture HASS-H
21F.046 Modern Chinese Fiction and Cinema HASS-H, CI-H
21F.052 French Film Classics HASS-H
21F.055/ CMS.311 Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany HASS-H, CI-H
21F.063 Anime: Transnational Media and Culture HASS-H
21F.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.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.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 and Humanistic Studies
21W.749 CMS.935 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images in a World of Motion
21W.752 21W.824 Making Documentary: Audio, Video and More HASS-A
21W.765J/ 21L.489J CMS.845 Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice 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