Ratings for Media Studies 170
Based on 3 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.
Comment: One of my favorite professors. Super engaging and willing to talk to you outside of class. The material is super interesting, but can also get complex in light of the source material you work with. Understanding the concepts she lectures on is one thing, but understanding them in the context of advertising analysis is another. 3 papers, of which you only have to do 2, which analyze a modern ad through the lens of theories about older advertisements (4-6 pages each). She's a stickler for sticking to the media and not delving into a critique of society, so careful to stay on track with that. Her midterm and final were straightforward, and she gave study guides, so the class was direct, despite the nuanced nature of the material. But overall, wonderful lady, interesting lecturer, and great person. Would recommend.
Submitted Nov. 3rd, 2015
Comment: The coursework and readings were fascinating, but the essay assignments were looking for something really hyper-specific, and therefore were very difficult to do even marginally well on. In short: superb class, difficult assignments.
Submitted May 3rd, 2012
Comment: Retzinger is very passionate about the material and makes it very interesting. Her exams were not that difficult and she provided the keywords that were going to be on the exam before hand. The course doesn't cover how to advertise, but instead historical trends that have defined advertising and how those trends have persisted throughout history.
Submitted July 1st, 2011