Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Communication and Media Studies Department

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The Department of Communication and Media Studies offers a major and a minor in communication.

The department is an integral part of Goucher’s liberal arts tradition. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of communication history and are provided with the means of mastering the language of modern media. They are challenged to develop a critical view, with an emphasis on ethical judgments about contemporary media issues. Academic and theoretical classes are supplemented with skills-oriented coursework, applied internships, and research activities, as well as TV studio, field video, audio and new media production classes. Students are encouraged to pursue specific interests in television and film studies; video and audio production; print, radio and television journalism; photography; advertising and public relations; popular culture studies; and new media. Extracurricular work with campus radio and television, the student newspaper, and blogs enhance the academic training. Students complete internships in a variety of arenas, including television, radio, public relations, advertising, nonprofit agencies, film, news writing and production, marketing, and new media production and training. Students are also encouraged to pursue independent projects in their particular areas of scholarly and creative interest.

Professional communication associations in which students and faculty participate include American Studies Association, Cultural Studies Association,, Eastern Communication Association, National Association of Black Journalists, Popular Culture Association, Public Relations Society of America, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, and Women in Film and Television.

Department Faculty


Sanford J. Ungar, Edward Worteck (landscape photography, documentary portraiture, curatorial practices, and contemporary photo criticism)

Associate Professors

Nsenga Burton, chair (film and media studies; race, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity in the media), Daniel Marcus (media criticism, cultural studies, documentary film, and video production), Shirley Peroutka (cultural studies, cinema and television studies, screenwriting, gender studies, international broadcasting, environmental studies)

Assistant Professors

John Turner (film and popular culture studies, research methods), David Zurawik (media and popular culture criticism, children and television, ethics, journalism)


Gayle Economos (media management, public relations and advertising), Guy Raymond (TV studio and field production), Christina Stoehr (writing for the media), Christine Coleman Taylor (writing for broadcast news)

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