21L.015 Introduction to Media Studies: Syllabus | Classes | Labs | Papers | Resources
Fall 1998 Final Exam Questions
The final exam is scheduled for Thursday, December 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Athletic Center. The test is open-book and open-notes. There will be two sections on the exam: identification terms and an essay question.
Part I: Identification
Twelve of the following twenty-one terms will be included on the exam. You will be asked to identify ten from the final selection.
(Please note: The list includes a combination of terms and comparisons. Each of these has equal weight, which means, if only one term is present, it needs to be discussed in greater depth and detail than when we are asking for a comparison of two terms.)
Part II: Essay
Close your eyes and remember back, back, back into the past. For lab number one you brought in an item from your life that represented your relationship to media. For this essay, you are asked to return to that object and discuss it in terms of what you have learned in this class.
Choose three (3) different approaches from among those we have read or discussed in class and apply them to your object. You may discuss each approach individually or you may attempt to combine them.
In your essay, you must describe your object and its relation to you; you must explain the main points of each of the three approaches you choose; you must explain how each approach relates to your object.
You are strongly encouraged to use your original object, but if you wish to choose a different object than the one you presented in lab (or you missed the first lab), please describe it in detail and explain why it relates to you and what it has to do with media.
Some possible approaches are: