Foundations of New Media Literacy for Incoming Freshmen

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM until Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 1:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

David Morton, Ph.D., Adjunct, Department of History

One of the lasting legacies to come out of the 2020-2021 academic year, is how digital learning tools have fundamentally changed how students engage with learning in the classroom. This one-week special topic course will help incoming first-year students navigate a college learning environment that has drastically transformed during this past year. The goal of this course is to instruct students on establishing a set of best practices on how best to engage with visual and auditory resources that increasingly are being offered in and outside the classroom. Each day we will workshop methods on how students can critically engage with the various ways in which social media platforms, film and television programs, music, video games, podcasts, and video clips, shape our public discourse in the humanities. This approach will also examine how such resources can at once inform and distort a student’s understanding of important ongoing social, political, and ideological debates.

political, and ideological debates.

Meets Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Registration is no longer available because the event has been cancelled.