Fall 2020 - CMNS 230 D100

The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (3)

Class Number: 6917

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMNS 130.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

What do we mean when we talk about the 'cultural industries' today? This course explores the business structure and economics of the cultural sectors, the regulatory and policy frameworks, and their social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to develop, compare and contrast at least two sectors from the audio, print or visual industries. While the primary focus is on the Canadian case, students will be encouraged to look at other countries. Overriding themes explore the following: relationships between public and private sectors; independent and commercial creators; rights of creators versus distributors; specialty and general media; indigenous and global contents.

COURSE DETAILS:


'Cultural industries' are undergoing significant shifts as new ways of production, distribution and consumption challenge the cultural sectors (i.e., news, film, music and gaming).  This course approaches these shifts from structural, organizational, regulatory and audience perspectives.

Students will be introduced to a range of concepts and theories that are used to explain shifts in cultural industries, regulatory frameworks and industry-audience relationships. This background will help students to examine struggles around change and continuity within different industrial realms, organizational types and professional fields across countries and to understand how globalization processes affect them. Throughout the course, we use those theories and concepts to explore the dynamics that cultural industries, policy-makers, cultural workers, and audiences are grappling with.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Havens, Timothy and Amanda D. Lotz (2017). Understanding Media Industries (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.


ISBN: 9780190215323.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).