This course examines media spectacle from a postmodern and poststructuralist theoretical perspective with an emphasis on the North American and European context. Beyond interrogating the origin, role, and purpose of media spectacle, the course also considers the way that spectacle intersects with phenomena such as war, religion, politics, and sports. Students will be asked to critically analyze the ethical and political implications of media spectacles. PREREQ: minimum 18 COST credits or permission of the department. (sem 3) cr 3. Lecture (3.00).