|(3 cr.) This course examines the role of media in the
construction of social categories such as gender,
race, class and sexual orientation, focusing
primarily on the first two. Students learn about
the media as one of a number of social
institutions including religion, education and
family, which influence our understanding of
cultural difference. The course presents a variety
of perspectives that address diversity in relation
to both print and electronic media, emphasizing
popular culture. Media diversity issues are
analyzed in relation to ownership, representation,
audience reception, and the media workforce.
Junior standing required.
Prerequisite: WS 101, MSS 101 or JRN 160; MSS 220; Every Year, Spring|