Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

A Culture Of Respect

Yesterday, I completed Title IV training in order to teach this coming semester. I especially liked that the training mentioned the phrase “a culture of respect”, as it is defined as “where diversity is valued, where individuals feel that their contributions are recognized and acknowledged, and finally, a culture where expectations regarding behaviour are clearly… Continue reading A Culture Of Respect

Rising Suicide Rates

After researching several websites on the 2021 statistics, it seems that Texas is right behind California with the second highest rate of suicide. So far this year between the two states there have been over 8,000 suicidal deaths. I am bringing this important topic up because our government needs to really visit the epicenter area… Continue reading Rising Suicide Rates

Media 101 Week 11

This week’s media class topic is Media Ethics. Students will be reviewing the philosophy of categorical imperative by Kant. We will also covering both the Golden rule and the Golden mean. While we have laws and rules to help govern us, but everyone has their own moral compass. Media, advertising, and the news can easily… Continue reading Media 101 Week 11

Presidential Debates

Really now, why must we hear the presidential candidates bicker? When are they going tell us what they stand for? I agree the host should have ability to mute the other speaker while the one is talking. Arguing like toddlers didn’t impress me nor change who I would vote for. With all the technology in… Continue reading Presidential Debates

Lessons Learned

After teaching two sessions of Library Literacy, I learned more about 5 assigned topics from my students, which were: School DropOut Rate, Homeless, Wealth and Inequality, Religion and Law, along with Race and Education. While there was some improvements made, but these issues above are still very relevant in our society today. Most of these… Continue reading Lessons Learned