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.