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Media Literacy and Art in the Classroom

This course focuses on enhancing classroom practice through exploration of the uses of media and technology. The course addresses the development of media literacy skills with an added focus on on developing methods to utilize media as a tool to enhance content in the art classroom. The potential of media and technology to assist in the development of innovative curricula in all content areas is examined, with attention to interdisciplinary curricula integrating the arts. There is a substantial lab component to this course, providing extensive hands-on experience in available technologies. Additional topics include the changing classroom in the information age; visual literacy; the role of media technologies for communication in a diverse, democratic society; authenticity and reproduction; inquiry-based learning and technology.

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