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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: None. CMNS 301 and CMNS 302 are recommended.
Precluded course: (CMNS 420 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for HSRV 420)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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CMNS 420 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Children and Media focuses on how children up to the age of thirteen encounter and employ the media and genres of storytelling: from oral narrative and print, to the audio and visual mediation of narrative in picture books, radio and other audio forms, and screen technologies such as television, film, and video games. The course applies contemporary theory and methodology to examine narrative and considers the competencies, or “literacies,” that children develop in order to understand narrative and produce their own.
Children and Media is intended to
To receive credit for CMNS 420, students must complete all assignments and obtain a minimum composite course grade of D (50 percent). The weighting of the composite mark is as follows:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
All of the course materials for this course can be accessed via the online course site.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the CMNS 420 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, March 11, 2019.
Updated October 24, 2019 by Student & Academic Services