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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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- Above class taught online
- A distance education course fee may apply; check the SCU website for more information at https://studentcentral.indiana.edu
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
The ability to shape meanings is a source of tremendous power. As human beings, we live in second-hand worlds. Our experiences are filtered through borrowed meanings and appraisals taken from culture (from our parents and teachers and from the media). This course will explore the power and process of media. From news reporting to entertainment to new media formats such as YouTube and podcasts, we will examine the relationship between information and power.