Here’s my syllabus an intermediate level undergrad class introducing critical media studies approaches to advertising and propaganda. This was the first time I taught this syllabus, and I will surely refine it in the future. But I had a good experience with this class the first time and received positive feedback from students. My approach was to provide some exploration of more sweeping histories of advertising and propaganda, but most weeks we focused on a particular controversy or provocative argument.
Feel free to contact me if you’d like reading questions, blog prompts or any other materials from this course.