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Lecture 8

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2011 @ 5:53 pm in Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

Does Semiotics provide a useful tool for us to analyze cultural texts? Do you think it’s a useful approach to meaning? If so, why? If not, why not?

Lecture 7

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 @ 8:36 pm in Uncategorized | 24 Comments »

Do you think that you are more of a consumer or a citizen? Do you agree with Chomsky that democracy is corrupted by media concentration? Do you think the Internet should be subject to pay-per-use policies?

Lecture 6

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 @ 8:00 am in Uncategorized | 25 Comments »

What is the difference between “propaganda” and “ideology”? Is a “critical” approach to media justified? What do you think the effect of media is on you and your perspectives?

Lecture 5

Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 @ 7:56 am in Uncategorized | 31 Comments »

What do you think of Burke’s notion that we are motivated to make hierarchies within our society? Can we ever have equality if that is the case?