The development and evolution of contemporary society have become inextricably intertwined with the development and use of electronic media within the past 100 years. This course explores the complex interactions involving society, information, communication, and the electronic media. Controversial topics that media have brought to the fore, and in some cases caused, will be highlighted.
Identify intentional and unintentional forms of persuasion in the media.
Assess the role of the web and Internet in affecting political points of view.
Critique the media's presentations of racial types and gender roles.
Summarize the effects of bias in news presentation.
Sex, Violence, and Other Hot-Button Issues
Critique the social impact of new forms of immediacy and intimacy made possible by electronic communication.
Critique the use of sexual content in public communication.
Analyze the social effects of violence in the media.
Studying Media and Their Influence on Society
Identify the interactions of information, entertainment, and communication.
Explain various methods of researching media effects.
Summarize the history of media effects research.
New Media Technologies, New Social Issues II
Assess the impact of digital surveillance on personal and professional lives.
Explain the new role of copyright protection in cyberspace.
Analyze creativity and intellectual property rights in the online environment.
New Media Technologies, New Social Issues I
Critique the digital divide in a global economy.
Explain digital democracy and its possible effects.
Evaluate the role of the Internet in social alienation.
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