You'll never watch TV the same way again.
If you're reading this, you're literate. Congratulations! But are you media literate? Can you read TV, ads, music, and Facebook posts as well as you read everything else?
In this lightning-fast fifteen-lesson course, we'll break down the main topics in Media Literacy: critical media consumption, bias, intellectual property, and basic communications theory. Oh, and because we love to have standards, the course has been designed to meet the standards for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). You're welcome.
- Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or another word processing program
- A scanner (or access to one)
- A camera (a camera phone is sufficient)
- All other work can be done via the Shmoop website.
Nothing to see here. As long as you're a human in the 21st century, you're good to go.
Unit 1. Media Literacy
These lessons will give you all the deets on how to read media: from TV to advertisements to the Interwebs and back again.