This class examines important social issues of our time as they are portrayed on radio, television, film, the internet, newspapers and magazines. Students will learn how to analyze the medias impact on our lives and how to apply that knowledge to sociological issues. Topics include: equality and the sports world; shock radio and politics; crime on TV and in reality; the internet and social changes; and the influence of film on public opinion. Assessments include multi-media presentations, survey interpretations, and tests, writing exercises, group productions and discussion. Textbook units, articles, and personal inventories are the primary materials used in this course.

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Course Duration
18 weeks
Course Credit
Elective Credit