Samuel Yum


Samuel Yum

B.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Anthropology, Columbia University
M.A., Museology, University of Washington
Ph.C., Anthropology, University of Washington

Office: UW1-391
Mailing Box: 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246


My goal in teaching is to help students view a familiar world from different vantages and to equip them to question and describe what they see with new language and tools. My courses in media and communications studies are interdisciplinary in nature, with emphasis on a critical reading of a range of academic and popular media as well as practical skills building, which I believe go hand-in-hand in the most effectual classrooms and labs. To this end my courses are designed as workshops where I encourage students to interact, collaborate, and learn from each other as much I proffer guidance and formal instruction, whether in media production sequences or courses in critical media analysis.

Courses Taught

BISMCS 472 Advanced Media Production Workshop – Visual Storytelling
BISMCS 240 Working with Video
BISMCS 234 Media and Communications Techniques
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres
BIS 347 History of American Documentary Film
BIS 341 Topics in the Study of Culture – Transcultural Cinemas
BIS 339 Issues in Global Cultural Studies – Visual Media in Cross-Cultural Research
BIS 293 Special Topics – Museums and Public Culture
BIS 161 Introduction to Film Narrative