WS 311 - Diversity in the Media (MSS 311)
(3 cr.) This course examines the role of media in the construction of social categories such as gender, race, class and sexual orientation, focusing primarily on the first two. Students learn about the media as one of a number of social institutions including religion, education and family, which 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 standing required. Prerequisite: WS 101, MSS 101 or JRN 160; MSS 220; Every Year, Spring

Fall 2016