Coth 151 - Fall 2012

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COTH 151: Mass Media in America

Blackboard

Log in to http://blackboard.western.edu to find homework assignments.

Schedule

Week 1

  • Aug 29: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Aug 31: Media and Culture

Week 2

  • Sept 3: No Class - Labor Day
  • Sept 5: Media and Culture

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

  • Sept 7: Introduction of History Project and Group Assignment

Homework on Blackboard Due at Noon Today

Week 3

  • Sept 10: Media Theory - McLuhan
  • Sept 12: Media Theory
  • Sept 14: QUIZ and Group Project Work Day

Week 4

  • Sept 17: Technology of Mass Communication
  • Sept 19: History Presentation: Books
  • Sept 21: History Presentation: Newspapers and Journalism

Week

  • Sept 24: History Presentation: Magazines
  • Sept 26: History Presentation: Music
  • Sept 28: History Presentation: Radio

Week 6

  • October 1: History Presentation: Movies
  • October 3: History Presentation: Television
  • October 5: QUIZ

Week 7

  • October 8: No Class - Professor Out
  • October 10: History Presentation: Internet
  • October 12: History Presentation: Advertising

/Week 8

  • October 15:
  • October 17: Advertising & Media Theory - Convergence
  • October 19: No Class - Mid Fall Break

/Week 9

  • October 22: Final Project Discussion
  • October 24: What News Matters?
  • October 26: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman

Week 10

  • October 29: Media Literacy
  • October 31: The Electronic Library - Renee Barney, Information Literacy Librarian
  • Nov 2: QUIZ and Media Literacy Project

Week 11

  • Nov 5: Copyright and Remix
  • Nov 7: TBA
  • Nov 9: Film - Jack Lucido, MFA

Week 12

  • Nov 12: Film
  • Nov 14: Convergence
  • Nov 16: Freedom of Expression and Journalism

* Nov 19-23 No Classes, Thanksgiving

Week 13

  • Nov 26: Media Project Workshop
  • Nov 28: Meetings for Media Project
  • Nov 30: Meeting for Media Project

BE SURE YOUR GROUP REFERS TO MY COMMENTS POSTED IN BLACKBOARD BEFORE MEETING WITH ME.

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM, TAYLOR 228.

Week 14

GO TO THE MEDIA PROJECTS PAGE AND READ THE ARGUMENT PARAGRAPH FOR EACH GROUP PRESENTING BEFORE COMING TO CLASS!

  • Dec 3: Media Project
  • Dec 5: Media Project
  • Dec 7: Media Project

Week 15

GO TO THE MEDIA PROJECTS PAGE AND READ THE ARGUMENT PARAGRAPH FOR EACH GROUP PRESENTING BEFORE COMING TO CLASS!

  • Dec 10: Media Project
  • Dec 12: Media Project
  • Dec 14: Media Project

/Finals Week

  • Dec 19: Final exam 10:30-12:30 in Taylor 228