Coth 151 - Spring 2014

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COM 151: Intro to Mass Media

Blackboard

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Schedule

Week 1

  • Jan 13: About the course (policies, syllabus). What is mass media?
  • Jan 15: Media and Culture
  • Jan 17: Media and Culture

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

Week 2

  • Jan 20: No Class - MLK Day
  • Jan 22: Introduction of History Project and Group Assignment
  • Jan 24: Media Theory - McLuhan

Homework Due by 11:30am

Week 3

  • Jan 27: Technology of Mass Communication - Dr. John Peterson
  • Jan 29: Media Theory
  • Jan 31: QUIZ and Media Theory

Week 4

  • Feb 3: Group Project Work Day
  • Feb 5: Analyzing Advertisements
  • Feb 7: No Class - Group Project Work Day

Week 5

  • Feb 10: History Presentation: Books
  • Feb 12: History Presentation: Newspapers & Journalism
  • Feb 14: History Presentation: Internet

Homework on Blackboard Available at Noon today

Week 6

  • Feb 17: No Class - President's Day
  • Feb 19: History Presentation: Music
  • Feb 21: History Presentaion: Magazines

Homework Due by 11:30am

Week 7

  • Feb 24: TBA
  • Feb 26: Radio - Dr. Terry Schliesman
  • Feb 28:History Presentation: Television

/Week 8

  • March 3: History Presentation: Advertising
  • March 5: History Presentation: Radio
  • March 7: History Presentation: Movies

/Week 9

  • March 10: Film - Jack Lucido, MFA
  • March 12: QUIZ
  • March 14: No Class - Professor out

March 17-21: No Classes, Spring Break


Week 10

  • March 24: Final Project Discussion
  • March 26: Media Literacy
  • March 28: Copyright & Remix

Week 11

  • March 31: Convergence
  • April 2: What News Matters?

First Paragraph for Media Projects due by Noon Today

  • April 4: QUIZ

Week 12

  • April 7: Media and War - Dr. Maria Struble
  • April 9: Freedom of Expression and Journalism
  • April 11: Meetings for Media Project

Second Paragraph for Media Projects due by 11am Today

Week 13

  • April 14: Meetings for Media Project
  • April 16: Meetings for Media Project
  • April 18: Work on your Media Project

Week 14

  • April 21: Media Projects
  • April 23: Media Projects
  • April 25: Media Projects

Week 15

  • April 28: Media Projects
  • April 30: Media Projects
  • May 2: Media Projects
  • May 5: TBA

FINAL: Wednesday, May 7th 10:30-12:30