Introduction to Media Communication

Welcome to Introduction to Media Communication! You'll never see the world the same way again...in a good way! Complete the weekly challenges before Fridays at midnight to ensure full participation.

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Week 01


Google's Year in Search 2020

Week 01 Questions



Week 02


More information about Foxconn.

More information about Fordism.

More information about Coltan.

Week 02 Questions


Week 03


iPhone Commercial

SNL Tech Talk skit

Justice League Action "The Amazing Mister Miracle" excerpt

Week 03 Questions


Week 04


Will Ferrell on Twilight

Tayshia and Zac get Engaged!

Honey Boo Boo

Week 04 Questions


You can find these example content analyses here...



Week 05

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Week 06

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Week 07

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MORE ABOUT INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA COMMUNICATION

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define media and elaborate upon their significance
  • Recognize the major theoretical and methodological approaches to studying media
  • Place debates about "the media" within larger social and historical contexts
  • Design and conduct original content analyses
  • Present informed arguments about the nature of mediated communication today
  • Reflect on how media affect your daily life.

Readings

There are two texts assigned for this course: