The course examines what it means to be literate in a media era. Key concepts and principles from the field of media literacy are studied through an examination of motion pictures, advertising, television, photo journalism, broadcast news, and the Internet. Emphasis is placed upon understanding media texts, media industries, media narratives, and the form and language of a variety of different media. Students are provided with critical frameworks for analyzing media as well as with tools and techniques to be applied in several class projects aimed at deconstructing media messages.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017