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research overview

  • Andrew Young has researched and taught a wide range of media topics in the areas of visual analysis, Latin American cinema, television history and film style/structure. Additionally, he has a background in documentary production, production ethics and new media theory and practice. His research currently focuses on Rwandan society and cultural production as they relate to continued underlying ethnic and political tensions, by interrogating the geographical and rhetorical systems governing Rwanda's media industries.


  • discourse,media,ethics,visual rhetoric



courses taught

  • CINE 1002 - Film Analysis for Non-Majors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces the critical study of film, exploring theoretical, historical and technical concerns while presenting a survey of important film periods and genres. Students will hone critical-thinking, close-analysis,and writing skills. Covers a wide variety of films, approaching them from numerous perspectives, considering both the effects films have on individual viewers and their ability to reflect culture. Formerly FILM 1002.
  • CMDP 1400 - Introduction to Contemporary Media Cultures
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Prepares students for critical practices in contemporary media cultures in a global context. Explores the diversity of media practices, including narrative and non-narrative forms, emphasizing aesthetics and visual studies. In lectures and labs students will explore video, sound, the internet and other multi-media platforms of expression.
  • CMDP 2100 - Approaches to Historical Media Practices
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Investigate historical and cultural discourses in the formation of media practices. Examines practices such as performance media; cinematic media, media art, and their aesthetic alignment to cognate movements throughout history.
  • CMDP 4410 - Topics in Contemporary Media Technologies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Focus on the development and application of media technologies in moving image aesthetics and emergent media practices. Topics rotate according to faculty expertise, but may include new imaging technologies for small screen and mobile devices, web-specific media or emerging modes of production. Through lectures, screenings and seminar, students explore the work of contemporary thinkers and practitioners in the field.
  • CMDP 7100 - Historical Overview of Media Arts and Technology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores a survey of historical trends in art and technology from the Renaissance to the contemporary global scene. Students investigate how artistic disciplines inform one another and how parallel developments in technology have played a significant role in the history of the arts. This course locates media arts within this broader historical context.
  • CMDP 8100 - Dissertation Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Designed in a seminar format, this course guides students through the development of a practice-based dissertation in which constant critical thinking is required. Through intensive workshopping and close reading, this class guides students from the dissertation proposal to the opening stages of tangible, original research.


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