Summer 2015 – Media Literacy
How do you use Facebook? Some people use it to discuss politics, sports, or post their favorite pet videos. In MCS 101, you’ll use Facebook to develop your own media literacy skills. Explore net neutrality, bias in the news industry, and viral media. Analyze the value of Wikipedia, as well as the economic, social, legal, and ethical aspects of digital media. Discuss the impact of traditional media, including print, radio, film, and TV.
You’ll also be introduced to basic media production, with hands-on opportunities to apply those skills. Take Media Literacy this summer, and you’ll better understand the history and rhetorical power of media in our world. MCS 101 fulfills a GEP Arts & Humanities requirement.