Week 4, Feb 2-6
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen
CRN 13743, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Martin Luther King
FIRST EXAM: Wednesday 18 Feb. & Friday 20 Feb.
In class Essay exam, open book, open computer (bring ear
Collect Reflection papers on WW I Posters.
BLUR chapters 7-8 (pages 121-169) by
next week (Wed. Feb 11) Exam March 9 Monday (after
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,
-Demonstrate an example product
-Explain Who owns the company or organization
-Explain Political leanings of company or
-Explain the structure of company, and how they
-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
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
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.