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COMM 2236 Media and Cultural Studies (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will analyze the many ways power is consolidated, negotiated, or resisted through popular media, especially advertising, television, film, and social media. We will examine how correspondences between mass communication and economic structures impact cultural, political, and ideological processes in society, including (but not limited to) the construction of gender roles, sexual norms, racial and ethnic identities, class affiliations, and attitudes towards violence. This course will be theoretically rooted in the critical tradition of media studies, with particular emphasis on 20th century continental and American cultural and social theory.


Instructor(s): Brett Ingram

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies one of three elective courses required within the Communication major


Last Updated: 10-Aug-15