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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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COMM 375 - MEDIA AUDIENCES AND IDENTITY
We construct our identities through a constitutive interplay of the self and the world around us. One of the materials we use for this construction of self is media. Media contains images and messages about who is valued, what is valued, fandom, race, gender, nationality, diaspora, and class. Because we spend more than half of our waking lives with media technologies, it would be surprising if it did not become an important resource for us to make sense of our own identities. The purpose of this class is to examine how different social groups have constructed their individual and group identities through the use of media and how they interpret media through the standpoint of their group identification. Students will be asked to put themselves into the perspectives of social groups to understand how they interpret and why the use the media that they do. This will happen primarily through readings and a final ethnographic research report that examines audience’s uses of media.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior
      Junior

Prerequisites:
FOR COMM 375

General Requirements:
Course or Test: COMM 204
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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