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CS92PROD
Media & Society I: Form, Content, Context

SOC 234
Spring 2015
Section: 01  
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course offers an introduction to the study of media, with a focus on critical social perspectives and controversies. A variety of media formats will be considered, with particular attention to print and visual images. The course takes up questions of representation, participation, consumerism, pleasure, and power that have dominated sociological and cultural studies approaches to media since the Frankfurt School. Topics will include advertising and branding, pornography, photojournalism, 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)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on MAY-21-2022
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