NYU Steinhardt

Critical Media Literacy: Teachiang the Word and the World

  • Course Number: ENGED-GE 2578
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This course will introduce students to critical theories & pedagogies for teaching media texts in secondary classrooms. It focuses on interactions among word/world & social/symbolic associations that play out in everyday lives within digital & physical contexts. Students will understand critical literacy practices useful for analyzing the media texts that saturate them, & textual practices that employ multiple media to compose transformative content that raises multiple & complex awarenesses critical of a variety of social injustices. The course will address the following questions: What are media literacies? Why are they important to the teaching & learning of language & literacy in postmodern society?
  • Old Course Number: E11.2578