• Thematic Cluster: Social Justice
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-reqs required: No
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Course Notes / Requirements: The syllabus below is a sample syllabus. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your Canvas course site on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus File

Course Description:

Media provides us access to knowledge - including knowledge about what ideas, institutions, and figures are important to our culture and identities. However, in order to receive that knowledge we must interpret it through a shared cultural language that is also influenced by the media we consume, the relationships we have, and the institutions we rely upon. In this disciplinary course, we will work toward a shared understanding of the American media ecosystem by comparing and critiquing coverage of social movements from a range of media sources, including social media and international citizen journalism.