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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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FORMERLY CNTP-327: What kind of information do we get from print and electronic media about the world and our own society? Do they tell us what we need to know to make informed decisions about world and domestic issues? This course explores the ways in which the ownership and structure of media in the U.S. and internationally contribute to the coverage of domestic and global issues. Particular attention will be given to the relationship of the growing diversity (racially, ethnically, and by gender), and stratification (rich and poor) in U.S. society to the global crisis of poverty, the environment, racism, and social disintegration. This course will examine a wide range of global and multicultural issues, including the concentration of global media ownership, multi-cultural media within the outside the United States, the international system of communication, alternative media, the impact of new technologies, and global and multicultural issues in news, advertising, and entertainment media. The conflict between the increasing commercialization and privatization of the media and its role of public service will be examined as well as the political, social and economic ramifications of such media issues as stereotyping, ethnocentrism, racism, patriotism, and international conflicts. The course will include screenings, research, case studies, readings and discussion.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

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