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Media and Society
SOC 234
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

This course explores the sociological dynamics of media, from traditional mass media to new media forms. Many media formats will be considered, including radio, film, television, and Internet, with a focus on critical social, political, and economic perspectives and controversies. In particular, the course will take up questions of representation, participation, consumerism, pleasure, and power that have dominated social thinking on the media since the Frankfurt School. Topics will include the corporate consolidation of media, alternative and indie media, the development of media for subjugated populations, media and social control, and the role of new media in transforming social relations. Students will engage historical and theoretical texts and will be asked to participate in media processes, including production, interpretation, and critique.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(SOC)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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