Course name: Media Studies Course code: (EMS3O)

Grade 11    1.0 Credit

Course type:    Open

Course description: This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable you to understand media communication 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 your own media works, you will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
EMS3OJ: Media Studies
Course description: This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable you to understand media communication 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 your own media works, you will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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33 Lessons

8 Lessons

1.1   Representing reality

1.2   Working with codes and conventions

1.3   Analysing media texts

1.4   Reproducing sounds and images

1.5   Understanding media representations

1.6   Representing versions of reality

1.7   Is it fake

1.8   Exploring the self(ie)

8 Lessons

2.1   Making connections between media and psychology

2.2   Exploring Media and Culture

2.3   Negotiating meaning

2.4   Thinking outside the bubble

2.5   Understanding rights and responsibilities

2.6   Understanding polarization and the effect of social media

2.7   Investigating political and social messages

2.8   Understanding privacy

8 Lessons

3.1   Who owns it

3.2   Exploring careers in media

3.3   Investigating User Data

3.4   Creating your media origin story

3.5   What are values

3.6   What are my values

3.7   What does my culture value

3.8   Stepping outside your comfort zone

9 Lessons

4.1   Examining form and content

4.2   Investigating how form and content interact

4.3   Exploring social media

4.4   How does form influence content

4.5   Understanding media aesthetics

4.6   What is a remix

4.7   Investigating cultural appropriation

4.8   Remixing in the Wild

4.9   Culminating activity The Remix