Media Studies

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communications in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgment, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Major Concepts:

  • Advertising

  • Public Relations

  • Video Game Violence

  • Media Coverage of Disasters

  • Television and Culture 1950s

  • African American Stereotypes in the Media

Grade 9-12
One Semester