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Communications (COMM)

COMM 205 (GS;US) (WMNST 205) Gender, Diversity and the Media (3) Explores the relationship between media and society through critical analysis of its role in social reality.

COMM (WMNST) 205 Women, Minorities, and the Media (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is aimed at consumers of media in any form. It explores the relationship between the media and society through critical analysis of media and its role in education about and creation of social reality. Students research literature on human diversity issues in media representation. Students explore economic, political and social implications of media practice. Course content is designed to help build deeper understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and class diversity in media. Students explore the role of media and media literacy within the pluralistic democratic US society in the context of a diverse global society. Communication theory helps explain how media representations impact human construction of meaning in social relationships.


General Education: GS
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Spring 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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