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COTH 151: Mass Media in America

Blackboard

Log in to http://blackboard.western.edu to find homework assignments. All assignments are due at 11am Fridays.

Schedule

Week 1

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

Week 2

  • Aug 29: Media and Culture
  • Aug 31: History Presentation Preparation
  • Sept 2: Technology of Mass Communication

Week 3

  • Sept 7: Media Literacy
  • Sept 9: History Presentation: Books

Week 4

  • Sept 12: History Presentation: Newspapers and Journalism
  • Sept 14: History Presentation: Music
  • Sept 16: History Presentation: Radio

Week 5

  • Sept 19: History Presentation: Television
  • Sept 21: History Presentation: Magazines
  • Sept 23: History Presentation: Film

Week 6

  • Sept 26: History Presentation: Advertising
  • Sept 28: History Presentation: Comics
  • Sept 30: History Presentation: Gaming

Week 7

  • Oct 3: Final Project Assignment Discussion
  • Oct 5: Media Theory
  • Oct 7: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman

/Week 8

  • Oct 10: Newspaper - Chris Dickey
  • Oct 12: Blogs and Alternative News Sources

Week 9

  • Oct 17: Free Speech and Modern Media
  • Oct 19: Free Speech
  • Oct 21: Regulation: decency

Week 10

  • Oct 24: Wikipedia
  • Oct 26: The Electronic Library - Nancy Gauss
  • Oct 28: MEET IN LIBRARY 101 - Media Literacy

Week 11

  • Oct 31: Patriotism and Media
  • Nov 2: Buying the War - Dr. Maria Struble
  • Nov 4: File sharing and Internet controversies

Week 12

  • Nov 7: Copyright and Remix
  • Nov 9: The Echo Chamber and Privacy
  • Nov 11: Net Neutrality

Week 13

  • Nov 14: Media Theory
  • Nov 16: Meetings with Video Mentor
  • Nov 18: Meetings with Video Mentor

Week 14

  • Nov 21: Meet in Regular Classroom (Taylor 228)

Video Project Workshop Bring laptops if you have them!!

Week 15

  • Nov 28: Video Project
  • Nov 30: Video Project
  • Dec 2: Video Project

Week 16

  • Dec 5: Video Project
  • Dec 7: Video Project
  • Dec 9: Final Exam Review
  • Final exam