October 14, 2008
MC101s Give Autry National
Center a Big 'Yee-Haw!'
Autry Group 
The Autry National Center is an appropriate place for a Mass Comm 101 field trip. It compares the media version of the American West with the actual West.

Our Tuesday afternoon outing began in the plaza next to the museum entrance.

We had a great turnout. 

Some MC101s prepared for their assignment by showing up early for lunch at the Autry's cafeteria, the Golden Spur, and browsing through museum literature.
Browsing at the Autry 
  Autry Style
Others plunged into the assignment with a certain amount of style.
But some were a little too enthusiastic. These MC101s experience the Old West version of a "time out."
 Chinese Dragon The American West was a more diverse place than was typically depicted in classic Western entertainment. This dragon was part of an exhibit on the Chinese community in Los Angeles.
Part of the museum was about the American West and how it has been portrayed in the movies. These MC101s are recreating a movie shootout on a western-style main street.
  On a Horse
At the end of the field trip, MC101s got their field trip credit and moseyed on out.