Understanding Media (APA2443.01)

Joe Donahue

Understanding Media is a critique and analysis of media including television, radio, film, social media and the internet, focusing on contemporary popular genres, such as movies, talk shows, news programs, children’s programs, and advertisements. There will be a strong focus on corporate media consolidation and its impact on content, uses, functions, and audiences. Students will acquire a knowledge of how to apply media theories to everyday media experiences and develop the competency to research, learn interview skills, and gather information through mainstream and alternative media sources.


Learning Outcomes:
Analytical skills related to media
Application of media theories to lived experience
Research, interviewing skills and information gathering



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W/F 4:10PM-6:00PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

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