Introducing Critical Race Media Literacy in an Undergraduate Education Course about Technology and Arts-Based Inquiry

Darnel Degand


Critical race media literacy refers to the ability to 1) recognize negative stereotypical portrayals of historically oppressed groups in media, 2) question media producers’ intentions, and 3) produce media content that does not perpetuate stereotypes. Critical race media literacy can be taught in many college classes, but an undergraduate education course that utilizes a multimodal approach to teach students about the various ways learning occurs in the digital age is an excellent opportunity to develop this skill in undergraduates. This article provides specific examples of teaching techniques used in an undergraduate course about technological media and arts-based inquiry.


Critical Race Theory, Critical Media Literacy, Culturally Relevant Media Production, Multiliteracies, Technology Integration

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