Perspectives on Mass Media: Constructions of Gender, Race and Sexuality

Spring 2021
Fall 2021
WGST
2260
Credit Hours
3
Julie Elman
Core/Cross-listed
Core Course
Course Description

Satisfies Social Science General Education Requirement

This course examines constructions of gender, race, class, and sexuality in the U.S. media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Emphasis will be placed on mass media's coverage, practices, and uses of various socially constructed identities. In the course, we will examine the historical relationship between media (television, major newspapers, radio, internet, and social networks) and representations of underrepresented and marginalized groups. We will also explore the global economic forces which influence these representations.