Media Literacy is about learning how to critically engage and make sense of the media all around us. In addition to introducing students to the history and use of media, this course will help develop analytical tools that students can use to examine media content, intent, context, and subtext.Students will explore what and how we learn from the media, and how media shape our perceptions in regard to race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, geography, and education. As students begin to understand how the media operates in society, they will develop a sense of objectivity about media and become more active audiences and independent thinkers.
This is a single semester course. This coursebook is designed to be used in conjunction with the following textbook:
Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences by David Croteau and William Hoynes (Sage Publications, 2014)
In addition, this course uses a wide variety of films from Media Education Foundation that are included when the course is purchased directly from Oak Meadow.
Note: Internet access is required for this course.