Communication and Culture | Methods of Media Research
C506 | 23807 | Gregory A. Waller


M 7:00P-10:00P, Room TBA

Professor: Gregory A. Waller
E-Mail: gwaller@indiana.edu
Office: Mottier 105 & 211
Office Hours: TuTh 2:00P-3:00P and by appointment
Phone: 5-7282

In this course we will examine and try out several approaches to and
strategies for doing  research on media topics, focusing on film,
television, and new media.  What methods are available?  What counts
as effective, scholarly research in media studies?  How can we
recognize and think more critically about our own research practices
and about research methodology more generally?  This course will
draw extensively on the resources at Indiana UniversityŚmost
notably, the faculty of CMCL and the impressive archival holdings
scattered across the university. There will be occasional screenings
to supplement the readings, which will include samples of ongoing
research by CMCL media faculty as well as several books that
exemplify different methods of media research.  Expect a range of
different assignments, including group presentations and an
annotated bibliography, all designed to work toward the development
of a major research project.