387-302-VA, Sociology of Mass Media
You cannot live in this society without being touched by the media. This course examines how television, radio, newspapers, books, billboards, magazines and movies are produced, transmitted and consumed. You will learn about the economic, political and social bases of mass media. You will also discuss the ideologies and values disseminated in the media and debate the effects these have on individuals. In particular, you will apply what you learn to understand the growing globalization of mass media.