An interest area
The written word allows people to communicate across time and space. Media literacy is more than the ability to read and write – it’s the capacity to critically analyze all the ways people communicate in the world.
As a Media Literacy student, you will examine the deeper impact of all media including video games, the Internet, television, movies, popular music, newspapers, and magazines, and more. Classes will include mass media theory, as well as special topics such as drawing, visual literacy, and environmental art.
Outside of the classroom, you may work with parents and teachers to improve the media literacy of children in grades K through 12; produce television programs seen on regional cable channels and streamed online; broadcast on WJMF, Bryant’s student-run, 24-hour HD radio station; and write for the student newspaper, The Archway .
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
Your Media Literacy skills will be in demand after you graduate, particularly in the fields of education, social services, and media studies. You will also be well prepared for graduate studies.
Kevin Pearce, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
In today’s society, the media is an omnipresent force, with ever-changing forms. Pearce instructs students how to analyze text and images from the Internet, television, magazines, and music.
An expert in new communication technology, and mass and interpersonal communication, Pearce has been recognized for excellence in teaching by Bryant, Kent State, and the International Communication Association.
His numerous publications include “Family Communication in the Age of the Internet,” “The Effect of Instructor Facebook Participation on Student Perceptions of Teacher Credibility and Teacher Attractiveness.”