Analysis of media portrayals of different racial, ethnic, and sociopolitical groups, the role and responsibility of mainstream and specialty press in a democratic society, and proactive strategies to empower multiculturalism in the emerging digital global society.
Journalism Majors: Elective
Non-majors: Upper-division GE Comparative Cultural Studies
Information Competency | Writing Intensive
Overall Learning Goal: Students will learn critical thinking, research, and writing skills to deconstruct images and messages about diversity, analyze media's role in reinforcing and perpetuating stereotypes of race, class, gender and sexual identity, and consider media's social responsibility in cultivating respect for differences in American society.