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Unformatted text preview: GOALS AND OUTCOMES The essential goal of this course is for students to comprehend the nature, meaning, and effects of living in a technologically mediated world. By the end of this course, students will: • be empowered to analyze the media of everyday life from the foundation of a larger intellectual and cultural framework. • realize that media technologies are not neutral — as media expand in power, they change our view of the universe and our place in it on Earth. • view media technologies as expanding “media environments” that shape our consciousness and our culture . • understand that everyday life is dependent on media environments — from science and ecology to enlightenment and entertainment to personal identity and shared meaning. • grasp the profound role media has in creating and shaping our sense of the future and destiny, both personal and social. INSTRUCTOR Dr. Barry Vacker Office: Annenberg 224 Office Hours: T-TH 12:00 – 1:15; TUCC 417: M 4:30 – 5:30; or by appointment. [email protected] Office Phone: 215.204.3623 Preferred methods of contact — interpersonal: 1) come up to me before or after class; 2) drop by during office hours electronic: 1) send an email; 2) call on the office telephone. Email response time: Due to the volume of email, please give me and the TAs 24 hours to reply. TEACHING ASSISTANTS These are the Teaching Assistants assigned to this course, along with contact information and office hours: Alanna Miller [email protected] Office hours: TH 11-12 Annenberg Atrium Angela Cirucci [email protected] Office hours: T 3:30-4:30 Annenberg Atrium Michael Fuller [email protected] Office hours: TH 3:30-4-30 Annenberg Atrium Mona Shater [email protected] Office hours: T 11-12 Annenberg Atrium REQUIRED TEXTBOOK Media Environments , edited by Barry Vacker (San Diego: Cognella Publishing 2011) ISBN: 978-1-935551-34-8 Available at Temple Bookstore or online from Cognella Publishing/University Readers. MEDIA IN EVERYDAY LIFE FALL 2010 GLAD L024 • 1:30 – 3:10 T-TH • CRN: 007191 • 4 credits COURSE SUMMARY Media in Everyday Life is based two 21 st century concepts: • We live in a 24/7, online, all-around-us, global network of media environments. • We can combine movies with theory to critique and understand these media environments. This courses acknowledges that virtually all media technologies, industries, content, and usages have converged and work together to shape consciousness and culture as technological environments. From the human mind, we have extended media technologies around the world, and throughout the universe, for the purpose of mapping and representing that world to us. As such, media have changed our views of the cosmos, culture, and ourselves....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course BTMM 1041 taught by Professor Vacker during the Spring '07 term at Temple.
- Spring '07