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Media Institutions

This course will focus on sociological approaches to understanding interaction with media outlets in a theoretically informed manner. The intention of the course is to create a space whereby we may critically examine various media outlets and products as a production and consider the social aspects and impacts of media ownership, technological change, economics, politics, body representation, privacy, new media, etc. We will discuss a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches for sociological inquiry of media. Following the course, students will be equipped to understand media products as social facts that form or contribute to our understanding of the world.

SOCIOL 2L03

Media Institutions

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Summer Offered?: Yes

This course will focus on sociological approaches to understanding interaction with media outlets in a theoretically informed manner. The intention of the course is to create a space whereby we may critically examine various media outlets and products as a production and consider the social aspects and impacts of media ownership, technological change, economics, politics, body representation, privacy, new media, etc. We will discuss a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches for sociological inquiry of media. Following the course, students will be equipped to understand media products as social facts that form or contribute to our understanding of the world.