New Course Proposal

February 3, 2014

The following new course proposal has been submitted to the Faculty Senate Office for review and approval and is listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu.

COMM 427, “Media Literacy,” 4 credits; Instructor: Allison Butler; This course will provide an overview of the theories, tensions, and debates within the study of media literacy/media education as they apply to K-12 classrooms and community endeavors. Current research studies in this area will be examined, and students will have the opportunity to design their own media literacy curricula. Prerequisites: Students interested in COMM 427 must take COMM 121 or COMM 122 prior