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News Literacy

Global Temple Conference

Course Number: 
2702
Subject: 
Journalism
Semester(s) Offered: 
Fall 2021
Credit Hours: 
3
Description: 

This course is designed to teach students how to take skillful possession of their power as citizens by becoming more discriminating news consumers. Armed with critical thinking skills, a firm grasp on the history of journalism, and practical knowledge about news media, students learn how to find the reliable information they need to make decisions, take action, or make judgments. At a time when the digital revolution is spawning an unprecedented flood of information and disinformation each day, this course seeks to help students recognize the differences between news and propaganda, news and opinion, bias and fairness, assertion and verification, and evidence and inference.

Cross-listings: 

pending

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