Free Online Course on English for Media Literacy

The University of Pennsylvania is offering free online course on English for Media Literacy. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy.

Anyone may take this course for free and get a Statement of Accomplishment issued by the University of Pennsylvania. The course will start on November 20, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Subject: English for Media Literacy
Institution: University of Pennsylvania and Coursera
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on November 20, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

About This Course

Welcome to English for Media Literacy! This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy.  In this course, you will explore different types of mass media; such as, newspapers, magazines, television, and social media. This course will also give you the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives, while building your vocabulary and giving you the language skills needed to analyze what you read and watch.

Why Take This Course?

Anyone may take this course for free and get a Statement of Accomplishment issued by the University of Pennsylvania. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form.

Learning Outcomes

The first unit in this course will provide an introduction to media literacy and give you an opportunity to evaluate your own media literacy level. In unit 2, you will learn how to identify facts versus opinions in the media. The next unit in the course will focus on the differences between social media and traditional media, while unit 4 will look at how gender and identity are covered in the media. In the final unit of the course, you will demonstrate your increased media literacy by through a culminating final project on social media.

Instructors

Alyssa Swanson, Intensive Program Manager, English Language Programs

Lauren Fiori, Advising Specialist, English Lan

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website
  • Create a Coursera account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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