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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 Media Literacy course will help develop analytical tools that students can use to examine media content, intent, context, and subtext. Media literacy, or media education, is also a global movement to make better, more critical, sense of the media. As students explore how the media operates in society, they will gain the tools of media literacy, allowing them to make more informed choices as an active audience. Finally, media literacy is about social activism—it is inherently an activist method of study. When we study our media critically, we are compelled to make change. By learning to be critical scholars, students can develop a sense of objectivity about media and become more active audiences and independent thinkers. Note: Internet access is required for this course.

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