Program Requirements in First Year
In your first year in the Media Studies program you will focus on new, digital, and social media. Both MDST-CUST 1535H: Introduction to Media Studies and MDST-COIS 1010H: The Digital World are required.
MDST-CUST 1535H: Introduction to Media Studies
An introduction to media studies that starts with students’ own experiences of contemporary media. It seeks to give students an understanding of these media and how they emerged. Leads into second-year courses in the history and theory of media, in changing media practices, and in digital culture. Excludes CUST 1035Y.
Check out a sample syllabus. Please note that this syllabus might not be up to date, and should only be used as an example of the sort of material covered by the class.
MDST-COIS 1010H: The Digital World
Digital systems have redefined how we work, communicate and play: just think about the World Wide Web, mobile camera phones, video games and e-business. Core topics examine the underlying technologies of both computing and information systems and how they have become an integral and indispensable part of our daily lives.