Humanities in Class Online Courses

Critical Media Literacy: Decoding Disinformation and Myths in the News

In this updated six-week online course, educators will critically examine the ever-changing role of print, broadcast, and digital media through a humanities lens. Participants will investigate how mass media has evolved, how its messages shape our citizenry, and how the issue of disinformation can be brought to life in a classroom setting. By using investigation, analysis, discussion, and reflection, participants will develop a classroom resource customized to their individual educational environments.

Professional Development Hours

Fall/Spring 6-week Course: 35
Summer 1-week Course: 25

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Summer Session 1: June 13–17
Summer Session 2: July 11–15
Summer Session 3: July 25–29
Fall Session: September 12–October 28


Sample Activities

  • Curating the News
  • Putting the Social in Social Media
  • Two Truths and a Lie
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