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HUM 186 Wk 1 – The Formative Influence of Mass Media on American Culture

Due Thursday

Respond to any one of the following discussion prompts in a minimum of 175 words:

Please Note the Discussion Prompt # in your reply.

Discussion Prompt #1:

What is Media Literacy? What advertisements, news stories, and other media images and content have you encountered or interacted with today? What is the cumulative effect of these media? Are these positive messages, negative messages, or do they have another effect?

Discussion Prompt #2:

What advantages do traditional media have over emerging media and vice versa? What are the shortcomings of each type of media? If you are a reporter with access to all forms of media distribution, which do you choose first to tell a story? Why? Explain how you might have answered this question differently 20 years ago.

Discussion Prompt #3:

Search on Google, then Watch the TEDTalk entitled “Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to media convergence.

 

Discussion Prompt #4:

Communication and media have changed a great deal in just the past decade. Take a moment to think about mass media and some of the ways it influences American culture. Now think how it has affected you personally. Consider the advertisements, news stories, and other media images and content you have encountered or interacted with today. Reflect on the overall effect of these media. Are these positive messages, negative messages, or do they have another effect?

Due Monday

Reply to your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

 

 

HUM 186 Wk 2 – The Significance of the Internet and Social Media

Due Thursday

Respond to any one of the following discussion prompts in a minimum of 175 words:

Please Note the Discussion Prompt # in your reply.

Discussion Prompt #1:

Google “TEDTalks: Jennifer Golbeck: The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why Social Media ‘Likes’ Say More than You Might Think.” Reflect on your feelings presented.

Discussion Prompt #2:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “Touchscreen: Marshall “Soulful” Jones at TEDxMontreal.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to many course competencies both this week and next, social media, technology and American Culture.

Discussion Prompt #3:

Search on Google, then Watch the TEDTalk entitled “Clay Shirky: How Social Media Can Make History.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to the advantages of social media.

Discussion Prompt #4:

Consider how prevalent social media is today. How do you use social media for the different areas of your life? For example, would you use it differently with your friends than you would to promote a small business or an organization to which you belong? Explain the different ways to use social media. Include a time when you may have used social media incorrectly and the lessons you learned.

Discussion Prompt #5: 

How easy is it to access the Internet in your community? Do you agree or disagree with the idea that the Internet should be equally available to all members of the public? Why? What contributions might net neutrality have to our culture and democracy? How has the control of information on the Internet been managed in other countries?

Due Monday

Reply to your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

 

 

 

HUM 186 Wk 3 – The Power of Sounds and Images

Due Thursday

Respond to any one of the following discussion prompts in a minimum of 175 words:

Please Note the Discussion Prompt # in your reply.

Discussion Prompt #1:

Google search for “TEDTalks: Paola Antonelli–Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA” and watch it. Then reflect on and discuss the following: Antonelli speaks of living between the digital and the physical and interaction design as we experience it in video games, is a big part of that. How do you experience interactive design media in your personal life? Are there games you play? What unique characteristics of these games makes them engaging? Do you think they are culturally significant? Why or why not?

Discussion Prompt #2:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to the power of images.

Discussion Prompt #3:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “Reggie Watts: Beats that defy boxes.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to the power of sounds.

Discussion Prompt #4:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “The Mystery Box” by J.J. Abrams. Discuss your thoughts on how the entertainment industry effects American Culture.

Discussion Prompt #5: 

What is the function or purpose of public radio and television in a democratic society? How does your local public radio or television station fulfill this purpose?

Over the last 25 years, how has music changed in terms of artistic expression versus money and business? Is it possible for a band or artist to make political commentary in a song today while turning a profit? Why or why not, and what are some examples?

Due Monday

Reply to your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

 

 

 

HUM 186 Wk 4 – The News Media

Due Wednesday

Respond to any one of the following discussion prompts in a minimum of 175 words:

Please Note the Discussion Prompt # in your reply.

Discussion Prompt #1:

Search on Google for “TEDTalk: Markham Nolan–How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online” and watch it. Then reflect on and discuss the following: What has been your experience of video clips and photos posted online? Have you encountered any that were contrived to look real?

Discussion Prompt #2:

During the past election, did you find yourself following a political story or candidate on the Internet? After scanning the websites you are given, how comfortable are you with the credibility of the information you found on the Internet?

Discussion Prompt #3:

What were the differences between Internet reporting and television and newspaper reporting? From your observations, what do you think are the general effects of the Internet on politics and credibility?

Discussion Prompt #4:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to politics.

Discussion Prompt #5:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “Julia Dhar: How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to productive discussion and establishing common ground even in politics.

Discussion Prompt #6:

As a consumer of information, do you generally look for objectivity in news reporting or do you also want opinions? Why?

Due Monday

Reply to your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

 

 

 

HUM 186 Wk 5 – Advertising and the Culture of Consumerism

Due Thursday

Respond to any one of the following discussion prompts in a minimum of 175 words:

Please Note the Discussion Prompt # in your reply.

Discussion Prompt #1:

Search on Google, then watch TEDTalk entitled “Rory Sutherland: Life Lessons From an Ad Man,” and then discuss the following: Sutherland speaks of the concept of value and of placing value on the intangible. Is addressing intangible value a part of contemporary advertising? What current television ads spark your interest and influence your buying habits? Why?

Discussion Prompt #2:

Search on Google, then watch TEDTalk entitled “Don’t Like Clickbait? Don’t Click.” Then reflect on and discuss the following: What does the speaker mean by shaping the world with our clicks? What happens when we click on clickbait? Where’s the harm in receiving targeted content that is tailored to your interests?

Discussion Prompt #3:

Search on Google, then watch the TEDTalk entitled “Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption.” Discuss your thoughts on this with the class. This relates to the culture of consumerism.

Discussion Prompt #4:

How does advertising shape our consumption patterns? Provide specific examples from your experience. Consider what issues arising from advertising do you think are most problematic? Why?

Discussion Prompt #5:

What has been the most influential media or technology created so far? How do you see the media and technology changing over the next 10 years? Give your predictions on future technology.

Due Monday

Reply to your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.