MASTER COURSE LIST

School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) offers courses for Science, Technology and Culture (STAC) and Computational Media (CM) majors as well as humanities courses for all undergraduate students at Georgia Tech.


The following list represents all undergraduate courses offered in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), regardless of the semester they have been offered. Students must refer to the OSCAR system for official information regarding course offerings for a specific semester. Students may also refer to the course details page for more information regarding the current, past and future course offerings of LMC.


ENGL 1101 - English Composition I


3 Credit Hours

Develops analytical reading and writing skills through the investigation of methods used in cultural and literary studies and the application of those methods to specific texts.

ENGL 1102 - English Composition II


3 Credit Hours

Develops communication skills in networked electronic environments, emphasizes interpretation and evaluation of cultural texts, and incorporates research methods in print and on the Internet.

LMC 2100 – Introduction to Science, Technology, and Culture


3 Credit Hours

As the introductory course to the major in Science, Technology and Culture, this course explores the ways in which disciplines construct and represent the knowledge they generate.

LMC 2200 - Introduction to Gender Studies


3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the cultural concept of gender, examining topics such as biology and gender, social constructions of gender, and the psychology of sexual roles.

LMC 2400 - Introduction to Media Studies


3 Credit Hours

This course offers an introduction to the historical development and cultural impact of various forms of media print, radio, television, film, and interactive electronic applications.

LMC 2500 - Introduction to Film


3 Credit Hours

Introduces film techniques and vocabulary in an historical and cultural context. Written texts are supplemented by viewings of specific shots, scenes, and films.

LMC 2600 - Introduction to Perform Studies


1 Credit Hour

An examination of the origins of the field of performance studies in literary study of theatre and drama, anthropological investigations of ritual, and sociological analyses of performance in everyday life.

LMC 2661 - Theatre Production I


1 Credit Hour

In this "hands-on" course, students learn theatrical construction and painting techniques while building scenery for DramaTech productions.

LMC 2662 - Theatre Production II


1 Credit Hour

In this "hands-on" course, students create the lighting, property, and costume effects for two DramaTech Theatre productions.

LMC 2698 - Research Assistantship


1 to 12 credit hours

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

LMC 2699 - Undergraduate Research


1 to 12 credit hours

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

LMC 2700 – Introduction to Computational Media


3 Credit Hours

Introduction to key concepts, methods, and achievements in computational media, and the convergence of digital technology with cultural traditions of representation.

LMC 2720 - Principles of Visual Design


3 Credit Hours

Studio-based course that provides students with basic skills needed to create digital visual images and to analyze designs from historical and theoretical perspectives.

LMC 2730 – Constructing the Moving Image


3 Credit hours

Provides the student with the conceptual, formal, aesthetic, and technical approaches to reconsider film, videos, and animation within the context of emerging digital forms.

LMC 2813 - Special Topics in STAC


3 Credit Hours

Study of one or more topics of current interest in the area of science, technology, and culture.

LMC 2823 - Special Topics in Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Examination of one or more topics of current interest in literary and cultural studies.

LMC 3102 – Science, Technology, and the Classical Tradition


3 Credit Hours

Explores the definition and transmission of science and technology within Greek, Arabic, and medieval Latin contexts.

LMC 3104 – The Age of Scientific Discovery


3 Credit Hours

Examines the relationships among texts representing the literary, artistic, and scientific thought of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

LMC 3106 – The Age of Scientific Revolution


3 Credit Hours

Examines interrelation of technological, literary, artistic, and philosophical thought in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

LMC 3108 - Science, Technology, and Enlightenment


3 Credit Hours

Considers the conceptual reformulation of the internal and external world urged by the sciences, technology, and culture of the Enlightenment.

LMC 3110 Science, Technology, and Romanticism


3 Credit Hours

Examines the relationships among romantic ideology, science, and literature, including Romanticism's imaginative responses to Enlightenment science and the Industrial Revolution.

LMC 3112 – Evolution and the Industrial Age


3 Credit Hours

Connects later nineteenth century scientific and technological concepts and discoveries, particularly theories of evolution, to the literature and culture of the industrial age.

LMC 3114 – Science, Technology, and Modernism


3 Credit Hours

Explores a cross-section of technological, scientific, and cultural production characteristics of the first half of the twentieth century.

LMC 3116 – Science, Technology, and Postmodernism


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the relation among information technology, nonlinear physics, and the art, literature, and culture of postmodernism. Explores postmodern critiques of the Enlightenment and modernity.

LMC 3118 – Science, Technology, and the American Empire


3 Credit Hours

Considers nineteenth and twentieth century science and technology as they shaped American culture with particular attention to the relationship between science, technology, progress, and empire.

LMC 3202 - Studies in Fiction


3 Credit Hours

Examines the elements of fiction and what has made fiction, especially the novel, distinctive, popular, and enduring. Readings may include formal, cultural, and historical theories.

LMC 3204 - Poetry and Poetics


3 Credit Hours

A study of traditions of poetic practice and poetic theory in English, in conjunction with a weekly workshop session centered on student's own poetry.

LMC 3206 - Communication and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Examines ways in which forms and media of communication create and are created by other cultural constructs.

LMC 3208 – African American Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Explores the works of African American writers from the Colonial period to the present and examines a variety of cultural constructs that have fundamentally shaped the African American literary tradition.

LMC 3210 – Ethnicity in American Culture


3 Credit Hours

Explores literary and historical works considering ethnic issues in American culture, including immigration, social assimilation, “double consciousness,” the development of ethnic identity/pride, and multiculturalism.

LMC 3212 - Women, Literature, and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Students in this course will analyze writings by women and examine feminist and other relevant cultural critiques of literature.

LMC 3214 - Science Fiction


3 Credit Hours

Examines science fiction texts from the last 200 years to show how they reflect ambiguous reactions to change.

LMC 3216 – Theatre I: Classic and Medieval


3 Credit Hours

The dramatic literature, theory, performance practices, and historical culture context of the theatre from prehistory through the Medieval period.

LMC 3218 – Theatre II: Renaissance-Restoration


3 Credit Hours

The dramatic literature, theory, performance practices, and historical culture context of theatre from the Renaissance through Restoration.

LMC 3219 – Literature and Medicine


3 Credit Hours

This course examines works of literature dealing overtly with illness and healing, works about or by physicians and other caregivers, and works that raise questions about ethical behavior in the face of sickness.

LMC 3220 – Theatre III: Modern-Contemporary


3 Credit Hours

The dramatic literature, theory, performance practices, and historical culture context of the theatre from Modernism to our contemporary period.

LMC 3222 - Regionalism-American Literature


3 Credit Hours

Explores the literary and cultural representations of a particular American region or locale (the South, the West, California, New York City, etc.) and the role such representations have played in the formation of both regional and national identity.

LMC 3225 – Gender Studies in the Disciplines


3 Credit Hours

This course explores the concept of gender and its usefulness as a theoretical category in a variety of disciplines. It includes cultural studies of literature, communication media, cultural anthropology, sociology, history, and science.

LMC 3226 - Major Authors


3 Credit Hours

An examination of the works and career of a major author in historical and cultural context.

LMC 3228 – Shakespeare


3 Credit Hours

An examination of Shakespeare's works with attention to generic conventions, historical context, and the relationship of text and performance. Major works of Shakespeare's contemporaries are studied as appropriate.

LMC 3234 - Creative Writing


3 Credit Hours

This course explores a range of creative literary genres, and combines study and analysis of existing modes of one or more forms in order to establish a basis for original creative work by class members.

LMC 3252 Studies in Film and Television


3 Credit Hours

This course explores a range of creative literary genres, and combines study and analysis of existing modes of one or more forms in order to establish a basis for original creative work by class members.

LMC 3254 - Film History


3 Credit Hours

Surveys the history of film from its machine origins to its present digital developments. It focuses on various movements, figures, and narrative developments in world cinema.

LMC 3256 - Major Filmmakers


3 Credit Hours

Traces in depth an individual artist's career and affords students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the works of an important figure in the world of film.

LMC 3257 - Global Cinema


3 Credit Hours

This course examines selected movements, styles, and trends in world cinema, emphasizing how contemporary film's global nature affects cultural representation.

LMC 3258 – Documentary Film


This course examines significant movements, styles, and trends in fact-based film, emphasizing its cultural implications and formal strategies.

LMC 3259 Experimental Film and Video


This course examines the history and trends in experimental film and video, emphasizing its relation to avant-garde movements.

LMC 3262 - Performance Studies


3 Credit Hours

An examination of cultural theories of performance and their application to the analysis of specific performative events.

LMC 3302 - Science, Technology, and Ideology


3 Credit Hours

Examines specific scientific, philosophical, and literary/cultural texts in order to determine the role ideology plays in the construction of culture, especially scientific and technological culture.

LMC 3304 - Science, Technology, and Gender


3 Credit Hours

Examines specific philosophical, scientific, and cultural texts to determine the role that gender has played in the scientific and technological knowledge, currently and historically.

LMC 3306 – Science, Technology, and Race


3 Credit Hours

Examines specific historical and contemporary construction of race, within the prevailing scientific theories and ideologies in order to determine the role played by “race” in scientific and technological culture.

LMC 3308 – Environmentalism and Ecocriticism


3 Credit Hours

Surveys the emergence of ecocriticism as an analytical framework for interpreting the verbal and visual rhetorics of environmentalism in both western and nonwestern cultures.

LMC 3310 – The Rhetoric of Scientific Inquiry


3 Credit Hours

This course takes as its subject the ways in which argumentative and persuasive discourse is used to create and disseminate scientific knowledge.

LMC 3314 - Technologies of Representation


3 Credit Hours

Explores historical, cultural, and theoretical issues raised by technologies of representation, including written, spoken, and gestural languages; print, painting and illustration; still and moving photography; recorded sound; and computer-mediated communications and interactive digital media.

LMC 3316 – Science, Technology, and Postcolonialism


3 Credit Hours

Studies the development of Postcolonial literary theory and historiography in order to analyze the interdependent discourses and practices of post-Enlightenment science/technology and European imperialism.

LMC 3318 - Biomedicine and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Discusses the history of biology and medicine; popular representations of health, disease, and the medical establishment; and the cultural implications of medical imaging technologies.

LMC 3352 - Film and/as Technology


3 Credit Hours

Examines the development of film technology and the implications of that technology for cinema's treatment of technology.

LMC 3362 - Science, Technology and Performance


3 Credit Hours

Examines contemporary theories of performance in relation to the production of scientific knowledge and technologies of representation.

LMC 3403 - Technical Communication, Theory and Practice


3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to workplace document genres to develop visual and verbal skills in critical analysis and document development.

LMC 3402 – Graphic and Visual Design


3 Credit Hours

Introduction to fundamentals of graphic and visual design of print and digital media. Familiarity with use of the World Wide Web, page layout, and computer graphic software recommended.

LMC 3404 - Designing for the Internet


3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the theory and practice of effective communication on the Internet through the design of documents for the World Wide Web.

LMC 3406 - Video Production


3 Credit Hours

An introduction to video production including basic skills in storyboarding, scripting, filming, editing, and sound.

LMC 3408 – The Rhetoric of Technical Narratives


Focuses on the rhetorical problems posed by such narrative documents as technical proposals, recommendations reports, grant proposals, and marketing studies. Emphasis on document design, graphics, navigation systems, and editing.

LMC 3410 – The Rhetoric of Nonlinear Documents


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the rhetorical problems posed by hypertext documents. Emphasis in designing for multiple audiences, page and document design, and navigation in a nonlinear environment.

LMC 3412 - Communicating Science and Technology to the Public


3 Credit Hours

Examines both the theoretical and practical issues involved in communicating scientific and/or technological material to a variety of lay audiences.

LMC 3414 – Intellectual Property: Policy and Law


This course introduces students to intellectual property issues, focusing on ways that policy shapes national character and on application of constitutional and statutory law.

LMC 3502 – Ancient and Medieval Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe through an examination of one or a few major culture conflicts expressed in the literary genres and periods.

LMC 3504 – Renaissance Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

An examination of literature and culture from 1450 to 1650 with an emphasis on both major achievements and divergent voices.

LMC 3506 – Enlightenment Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Examines the nature of the age from an initial boldness, optimism, and faith in reason to a recognition of its limits.

LMC 3508 – Formations of American Culture


3 Credit Hours


LMC 3510 - American Culture II


3 Credit Hours

Examines representations of the United States from its geographical expansion in the late-nineteenth century to the closing of the frontier and emergence as global power.

LMC 3512 – British and Continental Romanticism


3 Credit Hours

Examines British and Continental Romanticism as it appeared during the latter part of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century.

LMC 3514 - Victorian Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Investigates the period 1830-1901 in English literature and culture, focusing on how that period defined key questions, especially ones about human nature, society, and the relation of religion to science.

LMC 3516 – Literary and Cultural Modernism


3 Credit Hours

A partial investigation of the aesthetic ferment that characterizes English-language cultural production from the turn of the century to the end of World War II.

LMC 3518 – Literary and Cultural Postmodernism


3 Credit Hours

A survey of major themes, representational techniques, and social and cultural concerns of postmodern art and literature.

LMC 3661 - Theatre Production III: Management


1 Credit Hour

In this "hands-on" course, students will create and execute a publicity campaign and operate the box office for DramaTech Theatre productions.

LMC 3662 - Theatre Production IV: Acting


1 Credit Hour

This course provides students an opportunity to perform onstage in a production at DramaTech Theatre. Auditions are required.

LMC 3705 – Principles of Information Design


3 Credit Hours

Presents principles and practices guiding the development of emerging digital genres. Emphasis on maximizing the affordances of the computer in organizing and communicating complex information.

LMC 3710 – Principles of Interaction Design


3 Credit Hours

Examines principles of design for shaping the procedural and participatory affordances of digital environments, emphasizing the role of cultural context and media transitions.

LMC 3823 - Special Topics in Literature and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Examination of one or more topics of current interest in literary and cultural studies.

LMC 3833 - Special Topics in Science, Technology, and Culture


3 Credit Hours

Study of one or more current issues in science, technology, and culture.

LMC 3843 - Special Topics in Communication


3 Credit Hours

Examination of one or more topics of current interest in communication studies.

LMC 3853 - Special Topics in Film


3 Credit Hours

Examines one or more current topics in film studies.

LMC 3863 – Special Topics in Performance


3 Credit Hours

Examination of one or more topics of current interest in performance studies.

LMC 4100 - Seminar in Science, Technology, and Culture


3 Credit Hours

A capstone seminar to the major, this course will ask students to draw upon their training in order to engage topical issues in the cultural studies of science.

LMC 4102 - Senior Thesis


3 Credit Hours

Preparation for and writing of a thesis through faculty-directed independent study.

LMC 4200 – Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory


3 Credit Hours

Concentration on a single literary or cultural theorist and/or a major school of literary or cultural theory. Schools of theory that will be considered include, among others, Materialist, Feminist, Structuralist, Post-Structuralist, and Cultural Studies.

LMC 4204 – Poetry and Poetics II


3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of the traditions of poetic theory and practice with a special emphasis on processes of poetic conception and revision.

LMC 4300 – Seminar in Biomedicine and Culture


3 Credit Hours

This course offers an opportunity to investigate in-depth biomedical issues, biomedical concerns in a particular period, or the impact of technological development on biomedicine.

LMC 4400 – Seminar in Media Studies


3 Credit Hours



LMC 4402 – Basics of Multimedia Design


3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to client and user needs and technology assessments, the interactive design process, and to creation of proof-of-concept applications using Macromedia Director.

LMC 4404 – Advanced Design and Production


3 Credit Hours

Intensive studio course dealing with advanced concepts and techniques of design and production of interactive media.

LMC 4406 - Profession Communication


3 Credit Hours

Intended primarily for students planning careers in professional communication, this course will alternate among a number of issues including intellectual property law, integrating print and electronic media, and cultural studies of corporate environments.

LMC 4500 - Seminar in Film Studies


3 Credit Hours

An in-depth investigation of a major movement, theory, period, or technological development in film studies.

LMC 4600 – Seminar in Performance Studies


An in-depth investigation of a specific issue or theme in Performance Studies.

LMC 4602 - Performance Practicum


3 Credit Hours

Practical experience and theoretical investigations in theatre and performance making including acting, directing, designing, playwriting, performance art, performance and new media.

LMC 4698 - Research Assistantship


1 to 12 Credit Hours

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

LMC 4699 - Undergraduate Research


1 to 12 Credit Hours

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

LMC 4701 - Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing


1 Credit Hour

This course is intended to guide undergraduate students from all disciplines through the stages of writing a proposal for their research option project and thesis.

LMC 4702 – Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing


1 Credit Hour

This course is intended to guide undergraduate students from all disciplines through the stages of writing their undergraduate thesis.

LMC 4720 - Interactive Narrative


3 Credit Hours

Examines significant examples of this emerging genre, including its roots in experimental uses of older media, and engages students in creating their own interactive narrative.

LMC 4725 - Games Design as a Cultural Practice


3 Credit Hours

Emphasis is on the design elements common to games and the expressive possibilities and cultural concerns specific to digital games.

LMC 4730 - Experimental Digital Art


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with key conceptual, formal, aesthetic and technical elements needed in creating artifacts in areas ranging from augmented and mixed reality to scientific visualization.

LMC 4731 - Game AI


3 Credit Hours

Examines expressive possibilities of artificial intelligence techniques in computer games.

LMC 4732 – Intelligent Story Systems


3 Credit Hours

Examines AI-based approaches to representing, understanding, and generating stories.

LMC 4811, -12, -13, -14, -15 – Special Topics


3 Credit Hours

Topics of current interest not covered in the regular course offerings.

LMC 4904 – Internship


1 to 6 Credit Hours

Offers students a workplace-based learning experience that stresses application of principles and skills gained in other STC classes.

LMC 4906 - Special Problems


3 Credit Hours

Study of specialized aspects of literature or cultural studies selected on the basis of current interest.

LMC 6213 – Educational Applications of New Media


3 Credit Hours

This seminar introduces students to a variety of perspectives on learning as they apply to work in educational technology.

LMC 6215 - Media Studies


3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the study of mass media from historical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives.

LMC 6310 – The Computer as an Expressive Medium


3 Credit Hours

Explores the development of the representational power of the computer and the interplay between digital technology and culture.

LMC 6311 - Visual Culture and Design


3 Credit Hours

Explores visual media through a mutually instructive and integrated interplay between critical analyses and the creation of digital artifacts.

LMC 6312 – Design, Technology, and Representation


3 Credit Hours

Explores historical, cultural, and theoretical issues raised by technologies of representation through critical analyses and the creation of digital artifacts.

LMC 6313 – Principles of Interactive Design


3 Credit Hours

Design principles of exploiting the affordances of the digital medium, including large information spaces and procedural environments.

LMC 6314 – Design of Networked Media


3 Credit Hours

Issues in hypertextual and multimedia design in networked environments, including the World Wide Web, interactive television, and wireless applications.

LMC 6315 – Project Production


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on defining user client needs, analysis of competing products, budgeting, scheduling and management of the production process, and design of the testing process.

LMC 6316 – Historical Approaches to Digital Media


3 Credit Hours

Examines digital media in the context of earlier media, such as handwriting and printing as well as photography, radio, film, and television.

LMC 6317 – Interactive Fiction


3 Credit Hours

Students create interactive fictions in a variety of formats including intersecting story worlds, interactive characters, simulations, and replay worlds.

LMC 6318 - Experimental Media


3 Credit Hours

Students will develop the critical, intellectual, and creative tools necessary to understand, work with, and reimagine design at the developmental stages of emerging technologies.

LMC 6319 - Intellect Property Policy and Law


3 Credit Hours

Students examine constitutionally informed policy and pragmatic legal issues in intellectual property law, focusing on the effects of power structures and information digitization.

LMC 6650 - Project Studio


3 Credit Hours

This course offers students the opportunity to work on focused research within existing long-term projects of the New Media Center (NMC).

LMC 6800 - Master's Project: Information Design and Technology


3 Credit Hours

Final project course in information design and technology.

LMC 7000 - Master's Thesis: Information Design and Technology


1 to 21 Credit Hours

Final thesis course in information design and technology.

LMC 7999 - Preparation for Ph. D. Qualifying Exam


1 to 21 Credit Hours



LMC 8000 – Proseminar in Media Theory


3 Credit Hours

Key traditions of media theory that contribute to the study of Digital Media.

LMC 8001 – Proseminar in Digital Media Studies


3 Credit Hours

Advanced work in production and critique of new media forms.

LMC 8801, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06 – Special Topics in Information Design and Technology


Class and credit hours equal last digit in course number.


LMC 8823 - Special Topics in Game Design and Analysis


3 Credit Hours

Advanced topics in the theory and practice of game design, theory, and analysis, including creation, reception, procedural technique, and tradition.

LMC 8910, -20, -30, -40, -50 – Special Problems


1 to 21 Credit Hours

An independent study course.

LMC 8997 - Teaching Assistantship


1 to 9 Credit Hours

For graduate students holding teaching assistantships.

LMC 8998 - Research Assistantship


1 to 9 Credit Hours

For graduate students holding research assistantships.

LMC 8999 – Preparation for Ph. D. Dissertation


1 to 21 Credit Hours


LMC 9000 - Doctoral Thesis


1 to 21 credit Hours