COM 453: DIGITAL AND MASS MEDIA LITERACY
DescriptionA course designed to examine theory and research related to criticism of the mass media and to the relationship of digital and mass communication to contemporary social issues.
Learning Outcome• Develop a greater understanding of the media’s influence in shaping society’s ideas of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender
• Identify the salient theorists and be able to explain and apply theories informing critical and cultural media studies
• Explicate the ideological and hegemonic roles the media plays in normalizing and naturalizing ideas and practices that outline power and privilege in society
• Be more critical and discerning consumers of media messages, in all its forms
• Develop a sophisticated understanding of the intersection between capitalism, democracy, and American media
• Hone writing skills