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 twentieth 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.