AbstractThis resource synthesizes sociological insights and media literacy information (Ferris and Stein 2018; MediaSmarts N.d.) to create a "unit" on mass media comprised of three activities. The activities encourage students to build a sociological understanding of mass media by helping them to think critically about media from multiple perspectives: media as...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 200
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesSee attached usage notes document.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will identify media products as social constructions.
- Students will summarize visual data on media concentration and apply these data to critique freedom of the press.
- Students will demonstrate how media products can have varying interpretations and socializing influences.
- Show of hands concerning recognition of media as a social construct; small- and large-group discussion about the implications of media being socially constructed.
- Completion of the media consolidation handout and participation in small- and large-group discussion about this handout.
- Small- and large-group discussion about the varying interpretations and socializing influences of a film clip.