For each journal, you must select one of the assigned readings. From each reading, select either a few passages and/or concepts to highlight through your discussion.
Reading Journal: You will present the selected passages and concepts by explaining their relevance/ significance in the context of media, society/culture, and globalization. Then present your own research on the topic bring in examples/ evidence from contemporary issues/ incidents through mediated materials. What do we learn about these issues? How do these topics continue to be relevant? You can even discuss the shift in focus/ relevance. You can also critique the treatment of the issue in the article by presenting an alternative way of thinking about the topic.
Leading the class discussion: In about 10 minutes, present highlights from your research/ reading journal. Your grade for the course is you are able to draw the class in a discussion
End with a discussion question. Anyone choosing to respond to the discussion question, gets one bonus point. You have an easy way (and the only opportunity in this class) to accumulate some bonus points here which will be added to your final course grade!