Week 3, Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen
CRN 14637, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Morrill Room 10
Check-In: Attendance, Handouts, Questions?
Friday 3 Feb: Free Write:
1. Are you enjoying our course so far? If yes,
why, if not, why not?
2. Is the course what you expected? If yes, why,
if not, why not?
3. Are we covering the material that you think we should
yes, why, if not, why not?
4. Are there topics you would like us to cover
that are not on the course plan?
Read BLUR 6-End (thru page 210) TEST on
Book and material to date Week of Feb 27.
NEW ASSIGNMENT: Handout, Chapter 1 from George Lakoff's
book Don't Think Of An Elephant. Will be
on Test week of Feb 27.
DUE: React to NYT
Magazine Article "From Headline to Photograph, a
Fake News Masterpiece" Write a
two-to-three page reflection paper: Describe
what you read, summarize the important points,
write what you think - do you
Were there questions that you had that were
not answered in the article?
Was this helpful in deconstructing and
understanding the media?
DUE: Monday 30 January at the beginning of
ON-GOING: Media Inventory Log Assignment
(10% of course grade):
Record all media you consume for one week
- from now (Friday 27 Jan) until the
beginning of our class Friday Feb 3
(10:50am). The Media log assignment
and the reflection paper will be due
on at the beginning of our class
10:50am Wednesday Feb 8. Zero if
Bring this with you at all times for the
next week and enter the information by
hand. You should record what you
listened to, watched, browsed, or read,
and for how long. Include
information like type of movie watched
(drama, comedy, etc.), and whether there
were propaganda words used and
(unasked for) advertising that you were
TOTAL your media usage in minutes for each
media category at the bottom of each media
Calculate and estimated Cost of the media
per month using the last sheet.
Write a reflection paper (at least two to
three full pages) where you describe the
process – what it was like for you to
complete the assignment, and the
results. Do an analysis:
1. Make a graph of your
media usage that shows how much time for
each type of media.
2. What did you find interesting?
3. What was unexpected?
4. Will this change the
way you look at media, your usage or your
5. Which media is most
important to you, and why?
6. What do you think
about unasked for advertising that you saw
Media Log and reflection paper due
Wednesday Feb 8 at the beginning of class
10:50am. Zero if late.
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 Friday
(Feb 10) at the start of class. If
Out of Class ASSIGNMENT: Choose any speech
that is online (Vimeo, YouTube, etc;
Political Candidates, Current Politicians,
Historical Figures, etc), and find at
least five examples of Propaganda
Techniques that are used.
Record what these techniques are, and when
these techniques appear in the speech
(Minutes: Seconds) and be prepared to show
at least two of them to us using our
classroom's computer. Due Monday
(Feb 13). Hand in on paper: Your
name, for each speech a short description
(who, what, where, when, why) the link to
the candidate's speech, and list the
propaganda techniques and the time that
they occur in the video link (Minutes:
Seconds). Be ready to share with our
class at least TWO examples - to come up
to the class computer, show us the clip,
and ask what "propaganda technique" was
used, and explain.
Two to three
explain to you
the rise of
Germany in the
events did the
Due Friday Feb
17 at the