Mr. T. Theriault Notes

World Issues, Sociology, Media Studies, Digital Productions, and Journalism.


In groups of 2 or 3 you will present a cultural practice to the class that may violate both formal and informal norms in our own culture making them a formal or informal deviant behaviour here.You will need to show give us a background of the practice, and explain why it is done. Where do these people live? What other beliefs do they have that drastically differ from our own.Your presentation must be at least 8 slides in length, include mulitple pictures and include a map from the area you are discussing. If possible please include a video of no more than 10 minutes.You must also include a list of sources.Lastly, you are asked to do something extra with your presentation. This could be a poster, handout, activity, game, food, etc. Please create something that you deem worthy of 15 marks of your presentation. (If you simply print your notes and someone else does a whole activity... You get the picture...)Rubric:Delivery - 10Mechanics - 10Pictures/Video - 10Relevancy - 10Content - 10Extra - 15 Total - 65

Posted: May 11, 2015

In this assignment you are going to “brand” a fake business of your own. The branding of this will have to carry throughout and be very purposeful. Examples of your branding will include the following: ·        Logo ·        Business Card ·        Billboard ·        Full Page Magazine Ad ·        Front Page Website You will present this business to the class and you will include the following about each of your designs: ·        Why you chose the colours you did. ·        Reason behind the design. ·        Target audience. When you begin your presentation you will include what your business is, who your target audience is, and explain the theme and goals you are setting through your advertising.
Stanford Prison Experiment Essay After watching the Stanford Prison Experiment you can see how easy it is for good people to do bad things or assume a new status given to them. In this case the role of “Prison Guard” started to be acted out in bad ways. The status of being “Prisoner” was also acted out as people who did not need to take punishment simply submitted to their new status and took the punishment. Please carefully compare the Stanford Prison Experiment with two other events in history where good people did bad things because of their newly given or adopted status. What are your thoughts on this? Does it matter the situation someone is in? The location? Please use proper citation for this essay, including a title and works cited page. Marking: Mechanics - 5 Title/Works - 5 Examples - 10 Opinion – 10 Value: 30

Posted: April 16, 2015

World Issues 120 Mr. T. Theriault NGO’s   In groups of 2 or 3, you are going to research an NGO and present it to the class. Keep in mind that you are going to be teaching your classmates about this particular NGO, and it’s cause!   You need to answer:                 Who are they?                 How did they start? Why? History? Are they Human Rights/Environmental/etc?Are they Campaigning/Operational? Where are they located? Headquarters? Regions of interest?                 What are their goals/purpose? How do they accomplish this? Approach? How are they funded? Grants? Donations? Other support?   Lastly, why did you pick this NGO? Are you behind it? Support it? Pitch it to the class! Show your classmates what they are all about and why they feel so passionate about this cause. You will be marked on:             Mechanics  – 10           Content       – 10           Pic/Video    – 10           Delivery       – 10           Relevance    – 10           Extra Work – 10 – Handouts/Poster/Flyer/Shirt… etc.      Value 60  

Posted: April 13, 2015

Today in Journalism you have the opportunity to listen in on a brief interview with the Minister of Education for the Province of New Brunswick, Serge Rousselle. While we will not be recording the interview you are to take notes for your own use. You are to write an editorial piece about the visit, and the interview. You will have to take your notes in real time, and will need to include at least 3 direct quotes. On Wednesday we will compare the articles you have written with one another and look for similarities and discrepancies.
Each group is to present a subculture/counterculture to the class.They are to include:A brief historyWhy are they a subculture/countercultureFormal norms and normsValuesSanctionsYour presentation should be 8-10 slides and you should include at least 1 video with your presentation. You will be graded on: Delivery - 10, Mechanics - 10, Content - 10, Pic/Video - 10
Flint & Miramichi Comparison Compare the events of the GM closures in Flint, Michigan with the UPM Mill closures in Miramichi. Support your comparison using clear examples from the documentary and sources. Paper is to be at least 250 words and is to include at least 5 reliable sources.        (1 source is the film, another is an interview with someone from Miramichi, who was here during the Mill Closure, and has noticed a change in Miramichi.) Please include a one paragraph opinion on how this could have prevented or resolved. Marks:   Content – 10 Interview – 10    Sources – 5    Opinion – 5        Value :30
Middle East Map Test Part II is Feb. 27th. Below is the doc. link to the practice sheet.

Posted: February 24, 2015

reminder to Team 1 that their first video entry is due tomorrow. Also, reminder to all students that their weekly articles are due by Friday.

Posted: February 23, 2015

Test on Unit 1, tomorrow, 24th of February, 2015.
Middle East Map Test Part II is Feb. 27th. Below is the doc. link to the practice sheet.

Posted: February 19, 2015

Reminder that your first articles are due tomorrow!! You must have them peer edited and done by the end of class tomorrow.
Fairy Tale Project For this assignment you are to choose a fairy tale that is public domain and record an audio story using it. You can work in groups of 2 or 3 or choose to do it on your own. Requirements: -          You are to record your own reading. -          Use at least 10 sounds in your story. -          Record at least 3 of these sounds yourself. (If not recorded yourself sounds must be copyright free.) Organization: 10           Mic’ing: 10           Quality: 10              Value: 30
In this Introduction to Digital Sound assignment you will create a “Microphones for Dummies” presentation/guide. Be creative and use your skills you have developed in this course so far to create pictures for your examples, instructions, etc. You will need to explain: Dynamic Microphones \ Condenser Microphones  > Their uses and differences Ribbon Microphones   /   What is a frequency? What is frequency response? Why is it important in understanding microphones and different mic’ing situations?   What is Directionality? - Omnidirectional - Bidirectional - Unidirectional You can use the following link for help: