Coth 151 - Fall 2013

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COTH 151: Mass Media in America

Blackboard

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Schedule

Week 1

  • Aug 26: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Aug 28: Media and Culture
  • Aug 30: Media and Culture Homework available on Blackboard Noon today

Week 2

  • Sept 2: Labor day - No Class
  • Sept 4: Media and Culture
  • Sept 6: Introduction of History Project and Group Assignment Homework Due via Blackboard 11:30am

Week 3

  • Sept 9: Media Theory
  • Sept 11: Technology of Mass Communication - Dr. John Peterson
  • Sept 13: QUIZ and Media Theory

Week 4

  • Sept 16: Media Theory - McLuhan
  • Sept 18: Group Project Work Day
  • Sept 20: History Presentation: Books

Week 5

  • Sept 23: Newspapers & Journalism
  • Sept 25: History Presentation: Newspapers/Journalism
  • Sept 27: Homework available on Blackboard 1pm today

Week 6

  • Sept 30: History Presentation: Magazines
  • Oct 2: History Presentation: Music
  • Oct 4: No Class - Instructor Out Homework Due via Blackboard 11:30am

Week 7

  • Oct 7: History Presentation: Television
  • Oct 9: History Presentation: Advertising
  • Oct 11: Advertising QUIZ

Week 8

  • Oct 14: History Presentation: Radio
  • Oct 16: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman
  • Oct 18: No Class - Mid Fall Break

Week 9

  • Oct 21: History Presentation: Movies
  • Oct 23: Film - Jack Lucido, MFA
  • Oct 25: Media Literacy

Week 10

  • Oct 28: History Presentation: Internet
  • Oct 30: Internet - Dr. John Peterson
  • Nov 1: Buying the War

Week 11

  • Nov 4: Final Project Discussion
  • Nov 6: Media and War - Dr. Maria Struble
  • Nov 8: Freedom of Expression and Journalism

Week 12

  • Nov 11: Copyright & Remix

First Paragraph for Media Project Due by Noon Today

  • Nov 13: Convergence
  • Nov 15: What News Matters? QUIZ

Week 13

  • Nov 18: Media Project Meetings
  • Nov 20: Media Project Meetings
  • Nov 22: Media Project Meetings

Revised Paragraph for Media Project Due by 5pm Today

  • Nov 25: No Class - Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 27: No Class - Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 29: No Class - Thanksgiving Break

Week 14

  • Dec 2: Media Projects
  • Dec 4: Media Projects
  • Dec 6: No Class - Professor out

Week 15

  • Dec 9: Media Projects
  • Dec 11: Media Projects
  • Dec 13: Media Projects
  • Dec 16: Media Projects and Final Review

FINAL Wednesday, December 18 10:30-12:30