MSS 311 - Diversity in the Media (WS 311)
(3 cr.) This course examines the role of media in the construction of social categories such as gender, race, class and sexual orientation. Students learn about the media as one of a number of social institutions--including religion, education and family--that influence our understanding of cultural difference. The course presents a variety of perspectives that address diversity in relation to both print and electronic media, emphasizing popular culture. Media diversity issues are analyzed in relation to ownership, representation, audience reception and the media workforce. Junior status required. Prerequisite: WS 101, COM 120 or MSS 101; Every Other Year

Fall 2016