Amoshaun Phynn Toft
Emphasizes the skills of critical media analysis and creative media production. Addresses media representations and the importance of media in structuring contemporary society.
This class is an introduction to the skills of critical media analysis and informed media production. Students will explore key theories of media production and consumption and apply these theories to task of reflecting critically on media representations and examining the roles that media play in shaping our contemporary society. These analytical skills provide the theoretical foundation for students who wish to become conscientious media professionals and/or informed media consumers. Through lectures, discussions and hands on projects students will examine the politics of representation and the practices of production.
Student learning goals
Evaluate the importance of media to contemporary society
Assess the links between the historical growth of media and contemporary media making practices
Analyze media representations and audience responses
Create critical media content
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading