This class was tough.
Ishita is a demanding professor that challenges young minds to think out of the box of their personal experience to see the world a different way. If you are willing to put forth the effort by participating in class discussions, she will help you understand deeply the way our world is shaped by modern media.
I learned that the way we perceive the world is heavily influenced by how we interact with the media and the messages that are put forth by mainstream media, and how the digital revolution is changing the way we interact with these messages. I also learned about the history of mediated messaging and its influence on American thinking throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Advice for students:
If you are willing to participate in class discussion, you will be more rewarded and get more out of this class. You should take time to read the assigned material and thoroughly understand it. Notes in class are probably less useful, as you need to take class time to grasp the concepts that are reinforced by participating in the discussions.