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COM 212— Media, Representation, and Society— Spring 2014

posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:32 PM by Mack Hagood
Class Meetings: Wed/Fri 10-11:20 am, Williams-Radio & TV 160. We live in a thoroughly mediated society.  The Internet, television, newspapers, magazines, film, and radio shape our culture and politics. Through representation, these media profoundly influence how we think about our selves, others, and the world around us. Because the media are such an integral part of our daily lives, it’s easy to assume that we are all experts. Yet being highly experienced media consumers doesn’t give us the analytical tools or perspectives required to engage with media representations critically. Such critical engagement is vital if we are to have a more sophisticated understanding of our social world.  This class will give you some of those tools.