Important note #1: Please check this page periodically for updates! Since we will often focus on discussing current events in class, some of the units below might be changed or pushed down at various points during the semester.

Important note #2: All weekly readings should be completed in time for the Tuesday class (not the Thursday class), unless otherwise noted.

Week 1: Intro and media analysis

Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 4.

Week 2: Media & Culture. Media frames.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday, Sept. 11.

Required Readings:

Week 3: Media Representations

Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Thursday, Sept. 18

Required Readings:

Week 4: Storytelling Alternatives

Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 25

Required Readings:

Week 5: Wikipedia

Tuesday, Sept. 30 — Meet in the Calipari Room on the main floor of the DuBois Library.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Required Readings:

Week 6: History of Technology

Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 9

Required Readings:

 Week 7: The Internet

Tuesday, Oct. 14 – No class. Monday schedule.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Required Readings:

Week 8: Does technology change consciousness & language?

Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 23

Required Readings:

Week 9: Politics of technology

Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30.

Required Readings:

Week 10: Coolness

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Thursday, Nov. 6 – No class. Raz is out of town.

Required Readings:

Week 11: Social media, ambient knowledge, and the presentation of self

Tuesday, Nov. 11 – No class (holiday).

Wednesday, Nov. 12 – Tuesday schedule.

Thursday, Nov. 13

Required Readings:

Week 12: Generations (X, Y/Millennials).

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Thursday, Nov. 20 – No class. Raz is out of town.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Required Readings: 

                                        == Thanksgiving Break ==

Week 13: Critical learning and thinking.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Thursday, Dec. 4 

Required Reading:

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