LMC 2000:  Introduction to Literature, Media, and Communication
Professors Farooq, Klein, & Santesso
TR 12:05-1:25, Paper Tricentennial 109

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Instructor Contact Information:

Dr. Nihad M. Farooq (email), office: Skiles 335b
Dr. Lauren Klein (email), office: Skiles 359
Dr. Aaron Santesso (email), office: Skiles 363

Office Hours: By appointment

Course Prerequisites:  English 1102

Core Area/Attribute: C – Humanities

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the major methods employed in the analysis of literature, media, and other forms of culture, drawing upon examples from the early modern period to the present day. After an introductory methodological unit, the course will move chronologically, maintaining a focus on the thematic keywords central to the unique and cross-disciplinary ways in which humanities research is conducted in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Our goal is to help you acquire a solid background in literary and cultural history and analysis, a broad yet specific knowledge of critical and theoretical methodologies, and a practical understanding of the value and power of humanistic inquiry in today’s technological world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Textual Analysis: Students will learn to read, analyze, and interpret cultural projects such as film, literature, art, and new media.
  2. Interpretive Frameworks: Students will become familiar with a variety of social, political, and philosophical theories and be able to apply those theories to our course readings, as well as to their own cultural observations.
  3. Literary/Media/Narrative Art Inquiry: Students will be aware of the traditions and conventions of literature, media, and other forms of narrative art, and they will be able to analyze those traditions and conventions in specific cultural contexts.
  4. Historical Analysis: Students will study literary and cultural texts within an historical framework to become familiar with the various forces that shape artistic and commercial production. They will learn to interpret history actively, rather than passively accepting archival information.
  5. Communication Skills: Students will be able to gather, organize, and express information clearly and accurately, with sensitivity to audience. They will be also be able to discuss and describe relationships among cultures, literature, ethics, and the arts.

Learning Accommodations

Classroom accommodations will be made for students with disabilities. These accommodations must be arranged in advance and in accordance with the ADAPTS office: http://www.adapts.gatech.edu.

Academic Integrity

Students are reminded of the obligations and expectations associated with the Georgia Tech Academic Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct, available online at:


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