Media, Self and Society

This focal study emphasizes an understanding of the media in modern society. To this aim, students will have the opportunity to examine the academic discussions of the impact of mass media, be able to evaluate the arguments disseminated via the mass media, and/or understand the way stories are told in our media-driven culture.

Instructions for Focal Study 31

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

First Cluster (complete 3 courses)
FREN 308 France Today 4 credits
FREN 309/409 French Popular Culture 4 credits
GER 400 German Film 4 credits
HIST 261 American Popular Culture 4 credits
HIST 313 World War II in History and Memory 4 credits
HUM 207 German Film in English 4 credits
MEDA 112 Media in Society 4 credits
MEDA 120 Film History and Analysis 4 credits
MEDA 220 Film and Society 2 credits
PHIL 100
   OR
GSS 201
   OR
SOC 101
   OR
SOC 110
   OR
SOC 120
   OR
SOC 130
Introduction to Philosophy
   OR
Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
   OR
Introduction to Sociology (no longer offered)
   OR
Understanding the Apocalypse
   OR
Image, Society, or Identity
   OR
Stump the Sociologist
4 credits
POLS 301 Politics and the Media 4 credits
PSY 345 Children and Violence 4 credits
SOC/ANTH 317 Sociology of Popular Culture 4 credits