IS 515 Media Literacy for Youth

Provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical methods useful to librarians and other professionals working with young people and media. Building on traditional understandings of literacy, media literacy explores the consumption and production of diverse types of texts including print, images, games, and music. Topics for this course may include the role of race in media, media literacy as a catalyst for social change, and intellectual property issues related to media education.

Learning objectives

  • To understand how young people in the United States engage mainstream and new media
  • Identify how librarians can best support young people's engagements with media as well as help them become more critical participants
  • Explore the important and relevant issues and trends that affect the intersection of libraries, young people, and media

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2019

    • IS515AO
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      DeAnza Williams
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).