Common Seminar

The Common Seminar is 4 credits and is required for all NMCC students. Please note: this course is not reserved for NMCC students only; you should enroll as soon as possible in the quarter in which it is offered in order to guarantee your place.

In AY 2020-2021, the Common Seminar, “Histories and Theories of New Media” will be offered twice, first in Winter 2021 and then again in Spring 2021. In Winter, the course will be offered in the School of Journalism and Communication. In the Spring, the course will be taught in the Department of Comparative Literature by NMCC Director, Dr. Colin Koopman.


Common Seminar Sample Syllabi:

J 610 Histories and Theories of New Media provides a theoretical and historical overview for the study of new media. Examines how the emergence of new modes of communication and interconnectivity brought about by the digital revolution have radically changed our notions of self, identity and society. Sample Syllabus for J610.

COLT 618 Histories, Theories, and Cultures of New Media considers different traditions in media theory spanning generations, regions, languages, and methodological approaches to a range of media. Email for a sample syllabus.