Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Media literacy is something that is not often heard of for people outside of the communications field and there is unfortunately a lot of people in America who are media illiterate. This class is very informative in helping communication majors in understanding where media came from and why it is important to be aware of the information we are being fed today. With the ability of having information at any second with the touch of our fingertips, how much of that information is actual quality? Not being able to understand which information is quality or how messages are curated and curated can actually harm those that are illiterate. There is also a misinterpretation of media or television being harmful to younger generations, and this course teaches students that it is important to understand what dangers ignoring media can have in consequence as well.
I absolutely loved all the information fed to me in this course. I initially thought it would be a basic class where students will learn about the origins of mass media and the many theories in which communication travels, but the course went much more in depth and provided stimulating information for students to take into consideration. The highlights of this course, in my opinion, would be being able to walk away with being more advanced in my media literacy skills and less intimidated about the information I that spills out everyday on many mass media platforms.
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The advice I would give would be for students to attend lecture. The required textbook was very interesting, but lecture provided more theories and examples. Professor Taylor was very informative and passionate about this topic, as well as making sure the students understood the various theories. There is also one project for the class and lectures provided some time for workshops and peer reviews which is essential to the project.