Critical Reflection Essay – 35%
Topic: How Media Affects, Constructs, Deconstructs My Identity
This is a critical reflection essay in which you write on your own experiences with media in relation to the theories and ideas we are discussing in class this semester. Your paper will be in the first person and it will have a critical voice that engages research.
Include at least 7 outside-course Scholarly Sources
Questions your paper might explore. Below are only suggestions to get you thinking about potential topics:
How does my participation with Instagram affect the way I perceive myself?
What were the messages I received in my favorite childhood books or movies?
What is the role of violence in the films I watch? How might this be affecting me?
What influence does playing video games have on my own sense of social ‘power’?
The impact of the sexualization of women in Super Hero movies on my own gender views.
How does my love of science-fiction books affect my view of reality?
What has watching Shonda Rhime’s shows taught me about race, class and gender?