Current Events (Fall 2014)

Creativity and the Humanities Online

This class examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms.

Students will engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and will explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions. Key to understanding the contemporary news is not only developing a sense of how history can repeat itself but also learning to employ strategies of critical literacy in order to examine information in greater depth and detail. How do political speeches, authority figures, media pundits, and public opinion polls influence and get influenced by contemporary events as represented in the news? What strategies and paths might help the contemporary global citizen be accurately and also critically informed about the world today? / This class figures as part of the MCAD undergraduate curriculum. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Online Learning classes are not eligible for the early registration or multiple class discounts.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.eduor call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: HS 3520 10
Dates: Sep. 2 – Dec. 19
Online - Asynchronous
Online - Asynchronous
Jeffery Rubin
Online - Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $1140.00
3 Credit Tuition: $2328.00

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