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COMĀ 260. Media Literacy. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides students with the necessary tools for examining mass media content from a critical perspective. Students will be able to discuss the literacies, print and visual, and the societal importance of both on personal and cultural levels. Students will "read" advertisements, both broadcast and print, observe TV programming genres such as "reality TV" and news, study the effects of production values on film content, and deal with texts in other media such as the Internet, videogames, radio, magazines and newspapers. Once students learn to read, interpret and critically examine media texts, they will be able to apply those skills to various audiences.
Session Cycle: Varies
Yearly Cycle: Alternate Years.