Want to get college credit for watching "You Tube?" Well it's now an option at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Students will be viewing You Tube content and posting comments as well as making videos of their own to post.
The students will start off their You Tube kick by having their class filmed on the You Tube
The students are studying the impact You Tube has in the media. One video submitted by a student in the class was of a student at Ball State University in Indiana, who was filling in as the sports anchor. The teleprompter operator was moving the screen to fast, leaving the student to ad lib most of his newscast. After bombing the four-minute segment he ended with "boom goes the dynamite." The catch phrase became big and was aired on ESPN "Sports Center" as well as the new hit "Veronica Mars." http://origin.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6878023
Professor of Media Studies, Alexandra Juhasz, said she was "underwhelmed" with the content placed on You Tube. She is hoping that it raises some issues on "corporate-sponsored democratic media expression.'' http://www.startribune.com/484/story/1422694.html
Pitzer student, Darren Grose, who is enrolled in the course said about the site, "You can learn a lot about American culture and just Internet culture in general."