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2310W. Media Literacy and Criticism

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: COMM 1000; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: COMM 1300 or 3400 or 3600.

Grading Basis: Graded

History, analysis and evaluation of technique, content and aesthetic effect of media messages. Cultural, political, economic, and institutional factors that help define the grammar of popular mass media content; social scientific perspectives addressing how audiences learn to comprehend media content including efforts to promote media literacy.