Journalism, Multimedia, Public Relations
This course will examine the ways that the media participates in shaping social reality. Students will analyze and interpret the roles of the media, especially the news media, in a democratic society in regard to a variety of cultural, political, and economic problems. Fall, Spring.
This course will examine the way the mass media shapes public perception of a contemporary societal issue. Students will analyze and interpret the roles of the media in a democratic society and how media can sometimes change human understanding and behavior in regard to this issue. May be repeated for credit as "issues" change. Prerequisite: ITW. Occasionally.
Media coverage of environmental issues is analyzed from scientific, economic, political and legal perspectives. For both science and non-science majors, a clearer understanding of how the media covers the environment and the various institutional interests involved in that coverage results through critical analysis and research projects. Spring, even years.