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Participatory Youth Media Cultures CMNS 427 (4)

Examines the nature, meaning and pedagogical implications of participatory media cultures, including their relationship to the development of a digitally literate citizenry. Participatory cultures involve social, cultural and economic relations and practices that change the meaning of literacy, learning, and possibilities for socio political change. These developments are examined with a view to how they shape young people's lives. Prerequisite: 75 units, and CMNS 327 or CMNS 387 (with the topic "Media and Education"), with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CMNS 487 (taken in Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, or Summer 2012 terms) may not complete this course for further credit.