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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 4200 - Diversity in the Media

Discussion and examination of diversity issues and representations of social groups by news and entertainment media. Areas covered will include gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and people with disabilities. Social, cultural, economic, psychological, and other effects of the representations of these groups will be considered. Media examined will include news media as well as movies, video games, television, magazines, and web sites. Ethical problems for media producers in portraying social groups will be considered.

Prerequisite: COMM 2900, COMM 2050, or permission of instructor