Looking for a summer course to fulfill your General Education Program ARTS requirement? Dr. Kym Buchanan is offering Education 135: Thinking and Feeling in Modern Media and Education 335: Advanced Analysis of Modern Media. Both courses are 100% online.
include video games, web videos, web comics, meme images, mashups, machinima,
and more. We create, share, and consume these media in new ways. Yet they
reflect timeless goals, including expressing ideas and emotions, making human
connections, and exercising our imaginations. Media remain a cultural commons
in which we negotiate our individual and collective identities, aspirations,
fears, values, and more. In this course we'll investigate cognitive and affective
dimensions of modern media. We'll use a variety of interdisciplinary
perspectives, including psychology, art, design, education, and business. As a
class, we'll focus on adolescents' use of media and tech, including positive
and negative influences and behaviors (e.g., trolling). Additionally, students
will complete and share their own projects, by (a) creating original media, (b)
critically curating found media, or (c) interviewing an adolescent.
credits, online, 27 May - 27 Jun