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COM 151: Intro to Mass Media

Blackboard

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Schedule

Week 1

  • Aug 22: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Aug 24: Media and Culture
  • Aug 26: Media and Culture

Week 2

  • Aug 29: Media and Culture

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

  • Aug 31: Introduction of History Project and Group Assignment
  • Sept 2: Media Theory

Homework Due by Noon


Week 3

  • Sept 5: Labor Day - No Classes
  • Sept 7: Media Theory
  • Sept 9: Media Theory and group debates

Week 4

  • Sept 12: Media Theory - McLuhan
  • Sept 14: QUIZ and McLuhan
  • Sept 16: Group Project Work Day


Week 5

  • Sept 19:
  • Sept 21: History Presentation: Music
  • Sept 23: History Presentation: Movies


Week 6

  • Sept 26: Melissa Myser, WSCU Asst Professor of Film
  • Sept 28: History Presentation: Newspapers & Journalism
  • Sept 30: Film & Journalism

Homework on Blackboard available at Noon today.

Week 7

  • Oct 3: History Presentation: Books
  • Oct 5: History Presentation: Radio
  • Oct 7:

Homework on Blackboard due at Noon today

/Week 8

  • Oct 10: History Presentation: Television
  • Oct 12: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman
  • Oct 14: NO CLASS - Mid Fall Break


/Week 9

  • Oct 17: History Presentation: Advertising
  • Oct 19: History Presentation: Internet
  • Oct 21: QUIZ and Television & Advertising


Week 10

  • Oct 24: Internet - Dr. John Peterson
  • Oct 26: Final Project Discussion
  • Oct 28: Media Literacy

Week 11

  • Oct 31: Copyright & Remix
  • Nov 2: Convergence
  • Nov 4: QUIZ

First Paragraph for Media Projects due by Noon Today

Week 12

  • Nov 7: What News Matters
  • Nov 9: Final Project Work
  • Nov 11: No Class - Instructor out

Second Paragraph for Media Projects due by Noon Today


Week 13

  • Nov 14: Meetings for Media Project - Work with your group
  • Nov 16: Meetings for Media Project - Work with your group
  • Nov 18: Meetings for Media Project - Work with your group

Nov 21-25 THANKSGIVING - No Classes

Week 14

  • Nov 28: Media Projects
  • Nov 30: Media Projects
  • Dec 2: Media Projects

Week 15

  • Dec 5: Media Projects
  • Dec 7: Media Projects
  • Dec 9: No Class - Professor Out