This introductory course provides an overview of the history, function, and meaning of mass media. The course will also introduce critical/theoretical concepts for analyzing mass media. Students will study various media forms and come to an understanding about how each medium shapes our social context, experience, and perception.
In order to be successful in this course, students need to come in with a love for digital mediums and technology. How do you prefer to receive your news? What platforms do you find yourself using on a constant basis? How are these platforms benefitting you? Where can these platforms improve, and how do you take the message of God into these platforms in the future?
The need to understand and learn about various forms of media will only become more beneficial as our digital era progresses. Learning the pros and cons of the many outlets available to us will benefit current and future generations and build up their levels of respect for how powerful media can really be.
Figuring out how we can bring the word of God through various forms of media will be a vital part of this course.
This course will be designed in a way that will allow us to utilize various media in a way in which we can bring God’s message to the world, and learn areas in which we can improve ourselves with media, learn to respect the various forms of media that are available to us, and make sure that we are gaining as much wisdom as we can from everything available to us.