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COTH 151: Mass Media in America

Blackboard

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Schedule

Week 1

  • Jan 9: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Jan 11: Media and Culture
  • Jan 13: Media and Culture

Week 2

  • Jan 16: No Class - MLK Day
  • Jan 18: Introduction of History Project and Group Assignment
  • Jan 20: Technology of Mass Communication

Week 3

  • Jan 23: Media Theory - McLuhan
  • Jan 25: Media Theory
  • Jan 27: Media Theory - Convergence

Week 4

  • Jan 30: Net and Repression
  • Feb 1: History Presentation: Books
  • Feb 3: History Presentation: Newspapers and Journalism

Week

  • Feb 6: History Presentation: Music
  • Feb 8: History Presentation: Radio
  • Feb 10: History Presentation: Television

Week 6

  • Feb 13: History Presentation: Magazines
  • Feb 15: History Presentation: Film
  • Feb 17: History Presentation: Television

Week 7

  • Feb 20: No Class - President's Day
  • Feb 22: History Presentation: Comics
  • Feb 24: History Presentation: Gaming

/Week 8

  • Feb 27: History Presentation: Advertising
  • Feb 29: QUIZ & Final Project Assignment Discussion
  • Mar 2: Group Project/Discussion

/Week 9

  • Mar 5: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman
  • Mar 7: Media Literacy
  • Mar 9: The Electronic Library - Nancy Gauss

Week 10

  • Mar 12: Copyright and Remix
  • Mar 14: Buying the War - Dr. Maria Struble
  • Mar 16: MEET IN LIBRARY 101 - Media Literacy

* March 19-23 No Classes, Spring Break

Week 11

  • Mar 26: The Electronic Library - Renee Barney
  • Mar 28: Net Neutrality
  • Mar 30: Free Speech

Week 12

  • April 2: Video Project Workshop
  • April 4: SOPA / PIPA
  • April 6: Meetings with Video Mentor

Week 13

  • April 9: Meetings with Video Mentor
  • April 11: What News Matters?
  • April 13: Video Project

Week 14

  • April 16: Video Project
  • April 18: Video Project
  • April 20: Video Project

Week 15

  • April 23: Video Project
  • April 25: Video Project
  • April 27: Video Project

Week 16

  • April 30: Final Exam Review
  • May 2: Final exam 10:30-12:30 in Taylor 228
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