I have been teaching this 4th year undergraduate course at Carleton University since January 2019. This course critically investigates a variety of theoretical and practical approaches on how race and ethnicity are constructed, represented, and resisted through contemporary media. Throughout the course, students engage with academic sources alongside analytical think pieces from popular press and podcasts. Students apply their knowledge through weekly group discussions, reading responses and writing assignments.
This workshop, organized under the ALiGN Media Lab, focuses on critical new media literacy, digital values and ethics, and fake news detection. Throughout the sessions, students engage in exercises and games to help them critically understand new media texts, images, and contexts and learn some fact-checking skills.