Hum/176 Syllabus

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Axia College/College of Humanities

HUM/176 Version 3

Media and American Culture

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Course Description

The course provides an introduction to the most prominent forms of media that influence and impact social, business, political, and popular culture in contemporary America. It explores the unique aspects of each medium as well as interactions across various media that combine to create rich environments for information sharing, entertainment, business, and social interaction in the U.S. and around the world.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

· University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.

· Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Campbell, R., Martin, C., & Fabos, B. (2010). Media and culture: An introduction to mass communications (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: The Internet: Social Media

Details

Due

Points

Objectives

1.1 Identify forms of social media.

1.2 Recognize the benefits of social media.

1.3 Recognize the problems of social media.

1.4 Explain how social media has affected commerce.

Course Preparation

Read the course description and objectives.

Read the instructor’s biography and post your own.

Reading

Read Ch. 2 of Media and Culture.

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

2

Discussion Questions

Respond to weekly discussion questions.

1

Nongraded Activities and Preparation

Critical Thinking Video

Watch the video on Critical Thinking.

Note. Discussion Questions may be asked regarding this video.

Assignment

Toolwire® Learnscape: Examining the Use of Social Media and its Impact on Corporate Commerce

Access the Toolwire® Learnscape: Examining the Use of Social Media and its Impact on Corporate Commerce through the link located on the student website.

Complete the Learnscape Activities.

Complete the Toolwire® Learnscape Assessment Part A and Part B.

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Week Two: The Internet: Information and Online Concepts

Details

Due

Points

Objectives

2.1 Explain the value and importance of the availability of information on the Internet.

2.2 Describe credibility issues with information on the Internet.

2.3 Summarize the impact of the Internet on politics.

Reading

Read Ch. 1 of Media and Culture.

Reading

Read Ch. 11 of Media and Culture.

Reading

Review Ch. 2 of Media and Culture.

Participation

Participate in class discussion.

2

Discussion Questions

Respond to weekly discussion questions.

1

Nongraded Activities and Preparation

Family Dynamics Video

Watch the video on the Family Dynamics.

Note. Discussion Questions may be asked regarding this video.

Feedback Question (optional): How is your motivation holding up? How can the content of this course boost your motivation?

Assignment

Toolwire® Learnscape: Credibility and Impact: Exploring the Internet and Politics

Access the Toolwire® Learnscape:...
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