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FILM 7.22 - Mediating Migration

This is a course guide for FILM 7.22.

Course description

Many of us have strong views about immigration shaped by the media we consume, but how informed are our opinions? By reading and writing about migration in this course, you will have the opportunity to examine, develop, and refine your perspectives. During the term, you will undertake research on a topic related to migration that interests you and experiment with writing about migration and immigration for non-academic audiences. Our emphasis will be on examining evidence, understanding the usefulness of different kinds of data, and crafting compelling arguments by testing ideas through your writing process. Reading and viewing in this course will include multiple kinds of media: data visualizations, academic articles, oral histories, and more. In class, you will gain experience as both a writer and editor, to focus on your composing practices and giving meaningful feedback to your colleagues. Your writing will become the basis of class discussions as we workshop your drafts and build a community of writers together. Workshopped writing assignments include a blog post, academic minute, annotated bibliography, and an essay. If you are ready to write often, share your writing with your classmates, communicate your ideas with multiple audiences, and think about how people move around the world, this is the course for you.

[Source: IWR, 03/23/2024]

In the Library's collections

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Other library resource(s)

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

You can find scholarly literature for film and television studies in a variety of journals. However, if you want to do targeted searching, you can use a subject specific database such as Film & Television Literature Index. You can also use the search box at the top of the page.

Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.