BCST 105 Gender & Mass Media (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An exploration of the mass mediated messages - radio, television, film, print and the internet - and how they influence and define gender roles, with particular emphasis on how women are represented. A critique of roles given to individuals of each gender. An update on opportunities for women in each of the mainstream and alternative media industries.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Analyze the role of electronic and print mass media in United States culture and political life as it relates to gender;
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast the images of women, children, and men appearing in the various roles within mass mediated American culture
- Outcome 3: Examine personal, professional and sociocultural media stereotypes within gender roles, focusing on the ideological themes and their gender consequences.
- Outcome 4: Describe basic media production skills and work patterns in the major media industries and in alternative media organizations
- Outcome 5: Analyze specific media vehicles and content using the theories of media criticism.