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 2020

    • IS515A
      Mon, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 12A
      On-Campus
      All other students must contact Professor Carol Tilley at ctilley@illinois.edu for approval.
      Instructor
      Carol Tilley
      CRN
      67379
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS515AO
      Wed, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Kristen Mattson
      CRN
      67605
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Fall 2019

    • IS515A
      Mon, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 53
      On-Campus
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructor
      Rachel Magee
      CRN
      71828
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Spring 2019

    • IS515AO
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      DeAnza Williams
      CRN
      67605
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).