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PHL197 Critical Thinking & Media

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Addresses the growing impact of electronic media on our perceptions of truth and reality. Emphasizes skills to critically deconstruct and analyze the embedded values, messages, and techniques of electronic media as a basis for empowering students to formulate meaningful responses. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

Credits:
4.00
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List of classes for PHL197 Critical Thinking & Media
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40642SY Remote
Tuesday and Thursday
from 11am to 12:50pm

From September 28 through December 16, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 40642
$0
Instructor: Matt S Stockton
Tuition: credit Fees: $0

Course details: CRN 40642

Course materials

Textbooks

No textbooks required

Technology:

Course is offered synchronously Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00-12:50 via zoom.

Instructor comments:

What is Philosophy and why should you study it?

 

PHL 197 Course Description: 

Addresses the growing impact of electronic media on our perceptions of truth and reality. Emphasizes skills to critically deconstruct and analyze the embedded values, messages, and techniques of electronic media as a basis for empowering students to formulate meaningful responses.

PHL 197 Course Requirements: 

ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION: 30%

VIEWING JOURNAL (3 Parts): 30%

MEDIA ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT: 20%

BOOK REPORT ASSIGNMENT: 20%

NO EXAMS!!!

 

PHL 197 COURSE OUTLINE: 

Week 1 

THE MEDIA, REALITY, AND MEDIA LITERACY 

Week 2 

CENSORSHIP, EDITING AND THE FINAL PRODUCT 

Week 3 

ADVERTISING, MATERIALISM, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY  

Week 4 

THE LURE OF ENTERTAINMENT 

Week 5 

THE BLURRED LINES BETWEEN JOURNALISM AND INFOTAINMENT 

Week 6 & 7

POLITICS, PROPAGANDA, AND HISTORY  

Week 8 

EDUCATION AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING 

Week 9 

THE REALITY OF REALITY TV 

Week 10 & 11

THE MEDIA SINGULARITY AND HYPERREALITY 

   

 

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