SOC-S 339 THE SOCIOLOGY OF MEDIA (3 CR.)
The mass media (print, radio, television and the internet) have come to play an increasingly important role in society. This course explores the effects of the mass media on public opinion, crime and violence, social integration and values. Mass media messages and audiences will also be considered.
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Regular Academic Session / In Person
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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- Above class open to undergraduates only
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Modern society is saturated with media and we are exposed to ideas and information on a nearly constant basis. This course is designed to direct a critical lens on how we consume, perceive, and interact with the media we are exposed to. We will evaluate the roles news, entertainment, art, and social media play in our lives and the social systems in which we live. In immersing ourselves in this subject we will rely on film, music, television, literature, and news reports to pair with sociological tools of analysis to better understand the narratives presented by the media and the social structures and power dynamics behind them.