PHL197 Critical Thinking & Media
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.)
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- in-person: remote: online: hybrid: ( or )
|CRN||Location & type||Days & time||Dates||Seats available||Materials||More info||Sign up|
|40642||SY Remote||TuThTuesday and Thursday|
from 11am to 12:50pm
From September 28 through December 16, 2021
|Textbooks for CRN 40642|
|Instructor: Matt S Stockton|
Tuition: credit Fees: $0
Course details: CRN 40642
No textbooks required
Course is offered synchronously Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00-12:50 via zoom.
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%
PHL 197 COURSE OUTLINE:
THE MEDIA, REALITY, AND MEDIA LITERACY
CENSORSHIP, EDITING AND THE FINAL PRODUCT
ADVERTISING, MATERIALISM, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY
THE LURE OF ENTERTAINMENT
THE BLURRED LINES BETWEEN JOURNALISM AND INFOTAINMENT
Week 6 & 7
POLITICS, PROPAGANDA, AND HISTORY
EDUCATION AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
THE REALITY OF REALITY TV
Week 10 & 11
THE MEDIA SINGULARITY AND HYPERREALITY
Web course information
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- Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.