Tag Archives: Media literacy

Short Assignment: Using Anti-Surveillance Tools

The purpose of this assignment is to ask student groups to give brief presentations on how to use online, anti-surveillance tools and analyze potential benefits and drawbacks of these tools.  I include this assignment after students have read and discussed … Continue reading

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Collective Reading: Shot Analysis and Data Visualization in the Digital Humanities

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier DH and Media Studies Crossovers Vol. 3(3) Joel Burges, Nora Dimmock, and Joshua Romphf University of Rochester In this essay, we discuss a mode of reading we call “collective reading,” which continues and changes traditional shot … Continue reading

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Land of Inopportunity: The Hunger Games’ Illustration of Work, Food, Class, Gender and Race Inequality in the United States

A Media Literacy Assignment by Dr. Chrys Egan, Salisbury University Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games franchise uses a dystopian future “Panem,” a thinly veiled United States, to offer a thought-provoking social commentary on the growing economic disparities among its people. … Continue reading

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Intro to New Media – Ursinus College

This course offers an introduction to thinking about relationships among emerging media technologies, everyday life, society, and history.  We will be exploring questions about what kinds of social impacts new media are having, as well as how social, political and … Continue reading

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Advertising and Propaganda: Critical Approaches

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 … Continue reading

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Media Literacy syllabi

This class was a 3000-level, writing intensive class. Both syllabi are very similar. The second syllabus includes more “alternative” readings such as blog posts and radio shows.  I am happy to share any materials not directly linked to in these … Continue reading

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Teaching Working Class representations

One of my favorite topics to teach is working class representations in the media. Although over 15 years old, Bettie’s article about Roseanne still resonates with students. I pair this reading with a shorter piece about working class male representation (links below). … Continue reading

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Group Activity on Pornography

For a session on “pornography” as part of a media literacy class, I have previously assigned the following two readings (see attached files) Dworkin, Andrea.  Selections from Pornography: Men Possessing Women. New York: Plume, 1979. McElroy, Wendy. Selections from XXX: … Continue reading

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COMM 3263W Media Literacy Summer 2012

Here is my syllabus from a condensed, writing-intensive Media Literacy course that I taught this summer. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! Mia Fischer PhD Student Department of Communication University of Minnesota 224 Church St. S.E. … Continue reading

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Digital Media Tutorial Project

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