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COM 151: Intro to Mass Media

Blackboard

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Schedule

Week 1

  • Aug 24: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Aug 26: Media and Culture
  • Aug 28: Media and Culture

Week 2

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

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

  • Sept 4: Media Theory

Homework Due by Noon


Week 3

  • Sept 7: Labor Day - No Classes
  • Sept 9: Media Theory
  • Sept 11: Group decisions on the six events due at the end of class

Week 4

  • Sept 14: Media Theory - McLuhan
  • Sept 16: QUIZ and McLuhan
  • Sept 18: Group Project Work Day

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

Week 5

  • Sept 21: History Presentation: Books

Homework Due by Noon today

  • Sept 23: History Presentation: Radio
  • Sept 25: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman


Week 6

  • Sept 28: No Class - Instructor Out
  • Sept 30: History Presentation: Newspapers & Journalism
  • Oct 2: History Presentation: Music

Homework on Blackboard available at Noon today.

Week 7

  • Oct 5:
  • Oct 7: History Presentation: Internet
  • Oct 9: NO CLASS - Mid Fall Break

/Week 8

  • Oct 12: History Presentation: Movies

Homework on Blackboard due at Noon today

  • Oct 14: Film - Melissa Myser, WSCU Technical Director of Media
  • Oct 16: History Presentation: Television

/Week 9

  • Oct 19: History Presentation: Advertising
  • Oct 21: Television & Advertising
  • Oct 23: QUIZ

Week 10

  • Oct 26:
  • Oct 28: Final Project Discussion
  • Oct 30: Media Literacy

Week 11

  • Nov 2: Copyright & Remix
  • Nov 4: Convergence
  • Nov 6: QUIZ

First Paragraph for Media Projects due by Noon Today

Week 12

  • Nov 9: Freedom of Expression and Journalism
  • Nov 11: Internet - Dr. John Peterson
  • Nov 13: Meetings for Media Project

Second Paragraph for Media Projects due by Noon Today


Week 13

  • Nov 16: Meetings for Media Project - Work with your group
  • Nov 18: Meetings for Media Project - Work with your group
  • Nov 20: Meetings for Media Project - Work with your group

Nov 23-27 THANKSGIVING - No Classes

Week 14

  • Nov 30: Media Projects
  • Dec 2: Media Projects
  • Dec 4: No Class - Professor Out

Week 15

  • Dec 7: Media Projects
  • Dec 9: Media Projects
  • Dec 11: Media Projects


FINAL: Wednesday, December 16th 10:30-12:30