MEDIA LITERACY CLASS ONLINE:January-May 2002, Graduate Program in Media
Following a very successful first effort when Media Literacy was taught
online last spring. we are preparing to offer this class again from mid
January through early May of next year.
Student evaluations of the class were extremely positive and can be
located at our program website:
This is a 3 hour graduate class that explores key principles and basic
purposes of media literacy including curriculum connections.The course
may be taken as a stand alone class or it may be applied to the 18 hour
certificate of completion in media literacy or to the 36 hour masters
degree in media literacy.
Students engage in critical analysis of several different media formats.
The class emphasizes
photo journalism, picture books, motion pictures, advertising and
The course is offered through the university's Office of Extension and
Distance Education. All questions related to registration and fees
be directed to them at 800-355- 4084.
The course name is Media Literacy and the code is CI 5830-375.
Questions regarding course content, assignments ,readings and other
support materials should be directed to the course instructor.
Students who are interested in taking this class MUST contact Dr. David
Considine no later than December 17th, to request that a seat be saved
Dr. Considine coordinates the graduate program. He is the author of
Visual Messages:Integrating Imagery into Instruction. A member of the
board of directors of The Alliance for a Media Literate America, he
chaired the first national media literacy conference at his own campus
1995 and has been named chair of the 2003 national conference.
His most recent article, 'Media Literacy:National Developments and
International Origins" is scheduled for the winter 2002 issue of The
Journal of Popular Film and Television.This whole issue is devoted to
subject of media literacy.
Please note that Appalachian also expects to continue its tradition of
offering graduate credit for media literacy classes in July of 2002.
Barry Duncan from Canada, was this year's guest lecturer and Kathleen
Tyner, the distinguished founder of Strategies for Media Literacy and
author of Literacy in a Digital World has accepted our invitation to
teach in the program next summer. Mark it on your calendars now.