Week 3 and 4 - 10/9-10/18 - Analyzing Media Claims (Vaughn Chapter 4) and Understanding Media (McLuhan)
You are required to read all of Chapter 4 and there will be four in-class assignments for the McLuhan portion.
Week 3 CT Question - Due Thursday, 10/11. Ask someone, not yourself, during a conversation in which they make any type of a claim: “Seriously, how good is the evidence for that?” and turn in one paragraph about it.
Tuesday 10/9 - Vaughn Ex. 4.3 #1-5 and McLuhan Enhancement exercise. Read pages 123-130.
Wednesday 10/10 - Vaughn Ex. 4.2 #8-16 and McLuhan exercise. Read 130-139 - including “Further Thought” (p.134/135). Note CT Weekly question also due tomorrow.
Thursday 10/11 - Vaughn Field Problem #2 - Please visit RedIceCreations.com and find a controversial article and answer the questions on p.166 (that is, in exercise 4.4). 1.) Is the story slanted toward or against a particular group mentioned in the story? How? 2.) Are there instances of loaded or biased language or emotional appeals in the story or headline? If so, give examples. 3) What is the main source for the story?
WEEK 4 Assignments
CT Question of the Week: Due Thursday, 10/18. Ask someone who has completed college: What else did they consider as a major and why.
10/15 - RedIceCreations example due. McLuhan Retrieval Exercise & Ex 4.1 #1-10
10/16 - McLuhan Reversal Exercise & Ex. 4.1 #11-19
10/17 - Chapter 4 Quiz. Please bring scantron. CT Question due tomorrow.
10/18 - In class movie and Movie Journal assignment