Media Literacy in the Television Age
From the morning news to the afternoon talk shows to the commercial-saturated evening sitcoms, daily we are bombarded with hundreds of media messages. The focus of this course is on critical thinking and communication skills as they relate to understanding the world of information around us.
Lessons include interpreting the signs, symbols and meanings in media, decoding both explicit and implied messages and developing the tools necessary to critically evaluate media, with emphasis on television. A variety of teaching strategies and curriculum materials, adaptable for all K-12 teachers, is provided.
Upon registering, the instructor will mail physical course materials at no additional cost. All assignments may be completed without classroom participation. Instructor support is always readily available by email and phone. Additional information at: https://www.medialit.steveyoungfpu.net/
NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately (see syllabus for details).
This course is applicable towards the English Language Arts Teaching Certificate.