Category Archives: Assignments

Trying to create meaningful assignments that encourage students to develop critical thinking and demonstrate course-related competencies? This category is for media instructors to share assignment ideas from their classes — from papers prompts to service learning projects to media production.

Culture Jamming as Critical Pedagogy: A Case Study in Remix Media Studies

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Allison de Fren Occidental College The challenge of teaching a course that combines theory and practice is not only finding the right balance between the two, but also their integration. I have experimented … Continue reading

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The Enemy of Art is the Absence of Limitations: Integrating Film History, Theory, and Production

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Drew Morton Texas A&M University-Texarkana It always happens midterm week. A voice chirps up from the back of the classroom and asks “Why is our midterm on film terms and old movies when … Continue reading

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Paper Production: Using Preparation and DIY Strategies to Integrate Production on a Shoestring

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Anne Gilbert University of Kansas For many departments, incorporating production elements into courses on film and media theory, history, and criticism is a practical necessity. With their creative projects and glamorous post-graduation jobs, … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Ubiquitous Production

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Lauren S. Berliner University of Washington Bothell Academic programs have historically fallen into the trap of reifying traditional divisions between theory and practice and analysis and craft. A 2016 “state of the field” … Continue reading

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On Developing a Teaching Module on Arab Social Media

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1) Kimberly Katz, Towson University Laila Shereen Sakr, University of California Santa Barbara In 2011, when the uprisings broke out, many of us became glued to the news and grew hopeful for change in … Continue reading

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Integrating Production in Film and Media Courses/ Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1)

            Integrating Production in Film and Media Courses Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (1)  Edited by Chera Kee and Maurizio Viano  Table of Contents On The Importance of Being Two Faced: Production in the Classroom by Irene … Continue reading

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Design and DH in the Media Studies Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Grant Wythoff Columbia University In the Spring of 2014, I worked with a group of Columbia University undergraduates to tackle the question of what happens when readers move from … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and Repair as a Critical Practice in the Media Studies Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) David N. Wright Douglas College The Preamble By introducing rebuilding and repair as critical practice in the media studies classroom, students can examine effects as they are triggered by … Continue reading

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Teaching Subtitles as Historiographic Research

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Kevin L. Ferguson  Queens College, City University of New York I see this question on Twitter: “Someone shouting, ‘We got company!’ is a classic action movie cliché. Does anyone … Continue reading

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ClipNotes in the Classroom: Video Annotation Software for Instruction and Collaboration

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Andrew deWaard University of California, Los Angeles DH + CMS The fields of Digital Humanities and Cinema & Media Studies are an increasingly fruitful pairing. Rather than traditional publication, … Continue reading

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