2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

COMM 200 4 - Media Literacy & Analysis


1.00

This course cultivates critical strategies for thinking about the media landscape and deconstructing media messages to gain more control over them. Students will analyze media content–photographs, newspaper articles, advertisements, TV shows, movies, documentaries, public relations materials, websites–and develop an understanding of how this content influences us and how we in turn can influence others. Students will discuss the importance of multiple points of view and learn to identify the U.S. media’s powerful leanings towards commercialism and individualism. This class aims to not only help students become media literate, but also to think more critically about media as they relate to citizenship and democracy.