Sex, Love, and Romance Study Guide

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MCO473: Sex, Love, & Romance in the Mass Media • FALL 2009 • Dr. Mary-Lou Galician

STUDY GUIDE
FOR EXAM #1 (MIDTERM EXAM)
TUESDAY, October 6, 2009 — 3:00 P.M. SHARP*

75 items (2 points each: possible total = 150 points) — 50 minutes

*If you come to the exam after even just ONE student has completed the exam and left the room, we cannot let you take this exam (and you will have 75 points deducted from your total course points) — SO BE ON TIME!

You also cannot leave the exam and return to complete it
— so use the rest rooms PRIOR to starting this 50-minute exam.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SHARPENED #2 PENCIL(S) AND AN ERASER (& A SHARPENER, IF YOU’LL NEED ONE; 0UR ROOM DOESN’T HAVE ONE).

YOU MUST ALSO BRING YOUR ASU PHOTO I.D. WITH YOUR AFFILIATE NUMBER.

Study the “Instructions for Taking Exams in EDC-117” and “Sample of the Form of the Test Items” — posted on the “EXAM INFO” link on our class Blackboard.

I've posted this Study Guide as a WORD document, so you can type your answers and notes right into it, or you can add extra lines if you prefer to hand-write your answers and notes. To make it easier, I’ve posted the content by Chapter, together with related discussions and documents.

Exams cover assigned textbook reading, postings, lectures, discussions, guests, videos, etc. This Study Guide offers some key questions for your consideration as you complete your study for Exam #1. This list is not exhaustive, but it covers the majority of what you will find for the subjects we have covered.

You will not be asked “tricky” or “picky” questions. However, you DO have to have studied the material and paid attention during class. This is a 400-level course, and students are expected to perform at this level.

Remember that you don’t have to MEMORIZE everything, because you do not have to write out any responses in essay form. Instead, you must be able to discriminate between TRUE & FALSE statements as well as select correct responses to multiple choice questions, which also require you to be able to identify key concepts and themes that go together. Re-reading CT/Chapter 1 (grey book) will give you an excellent overview/review.

You SHOULD know the 12 myths/stereotypes and the 12 prescriptions (Rxs) – by number. You won’t have to write them, so you don’t need to memorize every word. They are presented in “logical order” (see SLR/p. 116; also CT/pp. 3-5). The table of Quiz items with corresponding Rxs (SLR/p. 55; CT/ p. 4) should also be helpful.

Please do NOT send Blackboard e-mails to the entire class to ask the answers to items on the Study Guide, as most students find this extremely annoying. However, feel free to use Blackboard to e-mail the class to inquire about setting up study groups, and feel free to post your questions about specific Study Guide items on the Discussion Board Forum created for this purpose (for students to discuss with each other).

THANKS,
Dr. Galician

ABOUT YOUR ANSWERS, p. x
• Do most people recognize all the items in Dr. FUN’s Mass Media Love Quiz© as myths and stereotypes—or do some people answer “true” to at least some of the statements?
Most people do answer true to a majority of the questions. I know I did not realize that the items on the quiz are actually Dr. Fun’s 12 Mass Media Love Myths.

INTRODUCTION
• What is the bottom-line underlying “problem”?
Higher usage of certain mass media is related to unrealistic expectations about coupleship, and these unrealistic expectations are also related to dissatisfaction in real-life romantic relationships.

• What strategies are distilled as Dr. Galician’s Prescriptions© for Getting Real About Romance?
Resolve to analyze the mythic and stereotyped portrayals of the mass media, resist their seductive and hazardous influence, and begin living a real LOVE story of your own.
• What three educational domains do the learning objectives of this course and textbook encompass?
Cognitive (thoughts...
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