Univ of Southern California
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Courses of Instruction

Multimedia Scholarship (IML)

IML 104 Introduction to Digital Studies (2, FaSpSm) An introduction to the expressive range of screen languages in their cultural, historical, and technological contexts.

IML 140 Workshop in Multimedia Authoring (2, max 4, FaSpSm) Introduction to the expressive potential of multimedia as a critical and creative tool, supplementing traditional forms of academic work.

IML 201 The Languages of Digital Media (4, FaSpSm) An in-depth investigation of the close interrelationships among technology, culture and communication to form a solid foundation for digital authoring. (Duplicates credit in former IML 101.)

IML 295Lm Race, Class and Gender in Digital Culture (4, FaSp) Critical analysis of the categories of race, class and gender within the diverse digital spaces of contemporary culture, from video games to the digital divide.

IML 340 The Praxis of New Media: Digital Argument (2, max 4, FaSp) An intermediate level course which approaches archived material from multiple perspectives, in order to develop new avenues of expression, education, and research. Prerequisite: IML 104 or IML 140 or IML 201.

IML 346 Methods in Digital Research and Execution (2) Emphasizing rigorous multimedia research and authorship strategies, this course prepares students to undertake large-scale digital projects. Prerequisite: IML 104 or IML 140 or IML 201.

IML 400 Dynamic Multimedia for Web Infrastructures (4, FaSp) Analysis and development of scholarly media projects using diverse web authoring strategies, technologies and documentation. Prerequisite: IML 104 or IML 140 or IML 201.

IML 420 New Media for Social Change (4, max 8, FaSp) Creating real social change through multimedia, working in collaboration with a local nonprofit organization. Prerequisite: IML 104 or IML 140 or IML 201.

IML 440 Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Thesis Project I (4, Fa) Exploration of theoretical and practical concerns of advanced level interdisciplinary multimedia research and authorship. Open to students in the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program only. Prerequisite: IML 346.

IML 444 Honors in Multimedia Scholarship: Thesis Project II (4, Sp) Production of Multimedia Honors thesis. Open to students in the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program only. Prerequisite: IML 440.

IML 466 Digital Studies Symposium (4) Lectures, presentations, and readings introducing cutting-edge digital media innovations and applications. Analysis of the critical and creative challenges of contemporary digital media practices.

IML 490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8, FaSpSm) Individual research and production. Prerequisite: IML 104 or IML 140 or IML 201.

IML 499 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm) Selected topics in multimedia literacy.

IML 500 Digital Media Tools and Tactics (2, max 4, FaSpSm) Introduction to digital scholarship at the graduate level, with a focus on media research ecologies, online portfolios and distributed scholarly presence. Open only to graduate students.

IML 501L Seminar in Contemporary Digital Media (4) An in-depth examination of the development of digital technologies in their cultural and historic contexts, with equal emphasis on digital analysis and production.

IML 535 Tangible Computing in the Humanities and Sciences (4, FaSp) Study and creation of scholarly multimedia projects integrating hardware, software and interactivity to consider new forms for scholarly expression within the realm of pervasive computing.

IML 555 Digital Pedagogies (4, FaSp) An exploration of varied pedagogical approaches and strategies informed by critical engagement with digital media and networked technologies.

IML 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSpSm) Detailed investigation of new or emergent practices in digital media; special subjects offered by visiting faculty; experimental subjects.