SOCY 275 - Media and Society

Overview

Department(s)

Description

This course will introduce students to a sociological analysis of the mass media. Topics include the mass media and socialization; functionalist theory and the mass media; conflict theory and the mass media; the economics of the media industry and its influence on the products we consume; advertising; the hidden world of public relations; social life in online environments; the history of celebrity and the sociological implications of celebrity gossip.

Typically Offered

Offer as needed

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Flexible Core - Individual and Society

Course Attributes

MESO - ME_SOCY_2 (Social Institutions)

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

008137

Course Schedule

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