387-HTA-03, 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 uderstand the growing globalization of mass media.