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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GS 150 - Critical Media Literacy

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • critique the role of the media in individual day to day decision-making;
  • identify the stages of cognitive, emotional, and moral development and their relationship to media literacy;
  • evaluate general information about mass media, including the definition, media types, and how it is used, both currently and historically;
  • critique the media’s influence on behavior, values, and ethics;
  • evaluate the ideological importance of the media and its influence on society;
  • acquire critical skills for understanding the construction of media messages, both print and electronic;
  • critique their media consumption patterns by developing a media-literate critical perspective in a world that is increasingly dominated by electronic, aural, and visual messages; and
  • demonstrate knowledge of contemporary critiques of the effects of stereotyping in mass media on marginalized groups.