Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spring Course Offering From Our Friends in Education

Are you looking for a graduate elective for Spring 2010?

C&I 694(c): Special Topics: Media Literacy in Education
4-6:50 T

This course will have three dimensions: 1) exploring research and common concerns related to children/adolescent engagement with media and popular culture; 2) understanding debates about identity formation and representation of culture in the media; and 3) exploring strategies for bringing the study of the media and popular culture into the K-12 curriculum.

Readings will include: Buckingham, D. (1996). Moving images: Understanding children’s emotional responses to television; McCloud, S. (1993). Understanding comics: The invisible art; selections from various media and cultural studies theorists (e.g., Adorno and Horkheimer, Althusser, Sholle and Densky, Jenkins).

Contact Dr. Sheila Benson ( or 293-9445) for further information. Graduate-level students from across programs are welcome

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