Strategic Presentation Methods in Digital Media (3)
This course examines theories and techniques for analyzing, producing, and disseminating messages. Students will learn how to use web-based and multimedia presentation tools to connect with a variety of audiences and convey a desired message. Each student will craft a message to support some social change by developing and shaping the message into compelling digital media presentations in a range of formats.
This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor.
Gender and Technology (3)
The course analyzes gender in relation to race, class, nationality, culture, religion, and sexuality in the context of technological innovation. Its focus is on fundamental concepts, the feminist critique of the social construction of technology, and the impact of gender issues on the workplace. By studying inclusiveness and equity in a transnational and historical perspective, the course examines the effects of gender on the development and use of information technologies and on gender-based information and technology preferences.
Digital Newswriting and Reporting (3)
Fundamentals of gathering information and journalistic
writing. By the end of the course, students will learn basic journalistic
newswriting and reporting techniques and concepts, including writing in journalistic style,
fact-gathering, conducting observation, freedom of information, and professional ethics. (Foundational course)
Prerequisites: 04:189:102; 04:567:200.
Gender, Race, and Class in the Media (3)
Content, treatment, and effects of women and minority group coverage in television, newspapers, magazines, popular music, and film. (Foundational course)
Formerly numbered 04:567:334.
Consumer Media Culture (3)
Provides a critical understanding of advertising's role in modern society. Examines the history of advertising, the commercial and social aspects of the messages conveyed by ads, and the advertising industry's influence on social relations and institutions. (Conceptual course)
Media and Social Change (3)
This course looks at how past and present social movements (e.g., environmental, civil rights, labor movements) challenge dominant social, economic, and political structures and how they have been portrayed in the mass media. It also examines how social activists use media technologies to organize themselves and communicate their messages to wide audiences in order to achieve social change. (Conceptual course)
Capstone in Gender and Media (3)
In this capstone to the gender and media minor, students will develop, discuss, produce, and critique a project related
to gender, media, and technology. Students will articulate and present the project in written and oral
formats and will have the option to also (1) create an in-depth multimedia
component to the project; 2) complete an internship; or 3) complete a service-learning experience. Note: Students in the minor, especially those who are not otherwise SC&I majors, may choose to enroll in the capstone through the program in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, course number 01:988:499.
Prerequisite: Minimum of 12 credits in the minor must be completed before enrolling in the capstone.