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Media and Society

SOC 234
Fall 2014 not offered
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course offers an introduction to the study of media, with a focus on critical social, political, and economic perspectives and controversies. A variety of media formats will be considered, with particular attention to text (newspapers, magazines, fanzines) and visual images (photography, film, television). The course takes up questions of representation, participation, consumerism, pleasure, and power that have dominated social thinking on the media since the Frankfurt School. Topics will include advertising and branding, pornography, photojournalism, fandom, corporate consolidation and alternative media, social control, stereotypes, and objectification. Students will engage historical and theoretical texts and will be asked to participate in media processes, including production, interpretation, and critique.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)

Last Updated on OCT-03-2023
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