Coth 151 - Spring 2013

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COTH 151: Mass Media in America

Blackboard

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Schedule

Week 1

  • Jan 14: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Jan 16: Media and Culture
  • Jan 18: Media and Culture

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

Week 2

  • Jan 21: No Class - MLK Day
  • Jan 23: Introduction of History Project and Group Assignment
  • Jan 25: Media Theory - McLuhan

Homework Due by 11:30am

Week 3

  • Jan 28: Media Theory
  • Jan 30: Technology of Mass Communication - Dr. John Peterson
  • Feb 1: QUIZ and Media Theory

Week 4

  • Feb 4: Group Project Work Day
  • Feb 6: No Class - Instructor Out
  • Feb 8: History Presentation: Books

Week 5

  • Feb 11: History Presentation: Newspapers & Journalism
  • Feb 13: Newspapers/Journalism

SI Session 5-6:30pm in Taylor 205

  • Feb 15: History Presentation: Magazines

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

Week 6

  • Feb 18: No Class - President's Day
  • Feb 20: History Presentation: Music
  • Feb 22: Magazines & Music

Homework Due by 11:30am

Week 7

  • Feb 25:
  • Feb 27: History Presentation: Radio
  • March 1:History Presentation: Movies

/Week 8

  • March 4: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman
  • March 6: History Presentation: Television
  • March 8: Film - Jack Lucido, MFA

/Week 9

  • March 11: History Presentation: Advertising
  • March 13: Advertising QUIZ
  • March 15: History Presentation: Internet


March 18-22: No Classes, Spring Break


Week 10

  • March 25: Media Literacy
  • March 27: Copyright & Remix
  • March 29: Final Project Discussion

Week 11

  • April 1: Convergence
  • April 3: What News Matters?
  • April 5: QUIZ

Week 12

  • April 8: Media and War - Dr. Maria Struble
  • April 10: Freedom of Expression and Journalism
  • April 12: Work on your Media Projects

Week 13

  • April 15: Media Project Workshop
  • April 17: Meetings for Media Project
  • April 19: Meeting for Media Project

Week 14

  • April 22: Media Projects
  • April 24: Media Projects
  • April 26: Media Projects

Week 15

  • April 29: Media Projects
  • May 1: Media Projects
  • May 3: Media Projects
  • May 6: TBA

FINAL: Wednesday, May 8th 10:30-12:30