Media Literacy GenEd Now Available!

Apr 17, 2019

Join Professor Sherri Hope Culver for the course “Media in a hyper-mediated world” (KLN 0873). This course fulfills the Human Behavior GenEd requirement.

The Internet-fueled democratization of media* creation has enabled anyone to be a publisher and has given audiences almost infinite choices — with both great and questionable effects. In a world of (mis)information abundance, it can be difficult to discern fact from opinion and truth from fiction. We need to be able to confidently and accurately maneuver through this barrage of information** and misinformation with a critical eye and ultimately become informed consumers and creators of media in the hyper-mediated world.

This course is designed to help students navigate 21st century media by becoming active (not passive) users and consumers of media as well as informed and conscious scholars, and producers of media. Students will employ principles of media literacy in analyzing and creating messages on a variety of topics by integrating and implementing best practices of writing, image production, sound production and creative work with digital media. In order to become active participants in a society, students will examine the factors that assist them in acting responsibly in media environments.

For questions about the course and a copy of the syllabus please contact Sherri @


* ”media” refers to all forms of media, including social media, television, radio, movies, books, magazines, websites, newspapers, apps, video games, etc.
** ”information” refers to both formal and informal information, including content from established publishers, user-generated content, such as blogs and Instagram photo uploads, newspaper investigative reports, Presidential tweets, and even commercials.