Week 4, Feb 2-6
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 13743, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Martin Luther King Lounge (Billings)

Check-In: Questions? 

FIRST EXAM: Wednesday 18 Feb. & Friday 20 Feb.  In class Essay exam, open book, open computer (bring ear buds).

Collect Reflection papers on WW I Posters.

Read BLUR chapters 7-8 (pages 121-169) by next week (Wed. Feb 11)  Exam March 9 Monday (after Spring Break)

WRITE ON BOARD: The Media Company or Organization you would like to present on.  10 minute presentation (Starting the week of March 9-16):  Analysis of Media Company Presentation (5%): Students choose a media company or organization.
Student presentations should include:
  -What the organization and product do, mission, vision, etc.
  -Demonstrate an example product
  -Explain Who owns the company or organization
  -Explain Political leanings of company or organization
  -Explain the structure of company, and how they make money
  -Present a summary of company sales over time
  -Explain issues associated with the company

Ryan M. - Reddit
Emily G. - Pinterest
Melanie L. - Instagram
Haley C. - Upworthy
Ellen B. - Ello
Jenna M. - Tumblr
Carey A. - Twitter
Alexander P. - Vice
Kate P. - Buzzfeed

History of Propaganda:  Originally a Catholic word (propaganda fide) to propagate the faith.  Gradually has become a pejorative word associated with government or powerful organization persuasion.

WW I  - Willie McBride Song & Print Media : Posters  songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS8Plp6aH7k
Out of Class Assignment: Watch the Youtube, and write a one to three page reflection paper on what THEMES you observed (and/or heard).  Due Wednesday (Feb 4) at the start of class.  If late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, no credit there after.

Barbara Tuchman's Guns of August.  Reading from To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild

WW II - NAZI propaganda:  How did this happen?
    - Germany post WW I
    - Stock Market Crash 1929

    - World at War 1933-39 (start at 2:49 - 29:00 in class)
    - BBC's World at War - The Final Solution (0-7:00 in class) Part 1 & Part 2
    - Hitler takes power as Chancellor 1933 Speech.
    - Triumph of the Will 1934 Hitler (43:00-52:00)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8
    - Greatest Story Never Told (21:23 - 25: 40)

Out of class Assignment: Read "The Third Wave" and write a one to three page reflection paper - What struck you about the read?  Did the reading help explain to you the rise of Naziism in Germany in the 1930s?  What more current events did the read remind you of?  Due Monday Feb 9 at the beginning of class.

Class Divided Frontline: Blue Brown Eyes  Class Divided original short.

The First Gulf War CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp 5th Estate, 1992): To Sell A War