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Revision Date: 27-Apr-24
 

Fall 2024 | ENG-2050-VO02 - Global Issues in the Media


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 9 (as of 07-13-24 2:05 PM)
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Faculty

Eileen Gatti
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Collin Lee

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Humanistic Perspectives
CCV Writing and Research
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This writing course examines the worldwide reporting of key issues in a range of audio, print, and electronic media. Students will study and write about several of the most significant issues facing today's world and discover how the language and style employed in creating and communicating news can affect public understanding and response to world events. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: English Composition.


Essential Objectives

1. Explore and analyze how a diversity of media sources (including radio, television, blogs, the foreign press, newspapers, weeklies, and narrative journalism) cover important global issues.
2. Analyze the role of journalism and journalists at important times throughout history, and learn the role of journalists within news organizations to better understand collection, evaluation, and dissemination of information as it relates to the research process.
3. Discuss and describe the purpose and power of rhetoric--including the media's use of informal spoken communication, sound bites, images, and speeches--and how it relates to understanding ethical issues involved in reporting and interpreting media communication.
4. Critically examine and reflect on the ways perception of contemporary world events is shaped by the medium in which they are communicated, including social media, crowd-sourced reporting, and official and unofficial blogs.
5. Examine global news reporting across different media platforms, both national and international, for differences in the selection of stories, and explore racial, gendered, historical, political, economic, and cultural biases in reporting.
6. Demonstrate consistent and confident use of standard English conventions, including grammar, usage, organization, and mechanics.
7. Demonstrate information literacy skills: distinguish between and utilize both primary and secondary sources; perform library and web-based literature searches; and evaluate data and resources for credibility, reliability, and validity.
8. Demonstrate the ability to apply either APA or MLA citation styles in academic writing by parenthetically citing sources in the text and correctly compiling them in the relevant end sources page.
9. Compose, revise, and edit a final paper that includes a thesis, integrates five or more scholarly and professional sources, including primary and secondary evidence as needed, to address an academic research question and demonstrate writing proficiency by achieving a grade of C- or better.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


Methods

  • Online readings and videos
  • Online discussion
  • Individual and small-group activities
  • Quizzes
  • Writing assignments/reaction papers
  • Research project


  • Evaluation Criteria

    Your final grade and your progress towards adequately meeting the course objectives will be based on weekly discussion forums, written assignments, quizzes and the final research paper.

    • 20%: discussion forums
    • 20%: written assignments (except for final paper)
    • 40%: final research paper
    • 20%: quizzes

    Details for all assignments will be provided in the weekly course page. Please always feel free to ask questions if an assignment is unclear or if you are having any technical difficulties accessing the course materials.


    Grading Criteria

    CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

     HighLow
    A+10098
    A Less than 9893
    A-Less than 9390
    B+Less than 9088
    B Less than 8883
    B-Less than 8380
    C+Less than 8078
    C Less than 7873
    C-Less than 7370
    D+Less than 7068
    D Less than 6863
    D-Less than 6360
    FLess than 60 
    P10060
    NPLess than 600


    Attendance Policy

    Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

    • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
    • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
    • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


    Participation Expectations

    You are an important part of this course. Please make every effort to be “present” each week. Attendance in an online class is indicated by participation in online discussion forums. If you fail to post to the forums according to the weekly deadlines, you will have “missed” class and be marked absent for the week.Accruing more than 3 absences for the semester may result in a failing grade.If you are having difficulty posting on time for a given week, please notify me as soon as you can. Please be advised that the attendance requirement for financial aid eligibility may be different than the attendance requirements for this class.



    Missing & Late Work Policy

    I expect all assignments to be submitted by the due date. After the due date, work turned in late will result in a 5% grade reduction for each day past the due date. I understand that there are often circumstances that get in the way despite your best intentions, so everyone will be given a one-week grace period for a single assignment if you notify me before the due date.


    Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


    CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
    1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
    2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
    3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


    Academic Integrity


    CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.