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Communications Media (CMED) and Film and Media Studies (FMS)

Courses

The following Communications Media and Film and Media Studies courses are offered:

Communications Media (CMED)

CMED 300
Mass Media and Society 3 Units
Same As: JOUR 310
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D0;
CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
The class will offer a survey of the mass media: history, philosophy, structure and trends, as well as theories which help to explain effects and the importance as a social institution. The course will explore economics, technology, law, ethics, and social issues, including cultural and ethnic diversity. This course is the same as Jour 310, and only one may be taken for credit.
(C-ID JOUR 100)  

Film and Media Studies (FMS)

FMS 300
Introduction to Film Studies 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Hours: 54 hours lecture
This course offers an introduction to the film medium with emphasis on aesthetics, theory and methods of critical analysis. Students will examine film as an art form, as a medium for communicating ideas and as a social and cultural force.

FMS 495
Independent Studies in Film and Media studies 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

FMS 499
Experimental Offering in Film and Media studies .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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