New Information Literacies: the Truth Still Matters

Rooted in critical media consumption, this course focuses on the need of individuals to be multi-literate, competent, and intelligent users of information. Participants will learn to evaluate the credibility of information claims, to distinguish between news and other forms of information, and to identify systems of power, influence, economics, motivations, and emotions as they relate to the generation and sharing of information. Written, visual, and social media will be evaluated.