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Advertising and the End of the World: An Introduction to Media Studies

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to learn how to read the signs and symbols we see in advertising, to understand the multiple meanings about society that they deliver, and to examine the complexities associated with race, gender, class, culture and mass media. As individuals functioning in and contributing to society, we must have basic tools and techniques at our fingertips to help us evaluate, analyze, critique and understand these relationships. In this course students will learn to critically examine media representations and their role in shaping, reinforcing, or challenging the dominant social concepts of race, gender and class.

The purpose of this course is to learn how to read the signs and symbols we see in advertising, to understand the multiple meanings about society that they deliver, and to examine the complexities associated with race, gender, class, culture and mass media. As individuals functioning in and contributing to society, we must have basic tools and techniques at our fingertips to help us evaluate, analyze, critique and understand these relationships. In this course students will learn to critically examine media representations and their role in shaping, reinforcing, or challenging the dominant social concepts of race, gender and class.

By the end of this course, students will be able to analyze television and the mass media from a variety of critical perspectives and understand key sociological, psychological and cultural concepts that impact the study of television and mass media, especially in regard to media representations of class, gender and race.

Prerequisites: Rising high school juniors or seniors with strong writing skills.

				

Course Information

  • Course Code: CEMS0924
  • Length: 2 weeks

Program Information

Summer@Brown

Brown’s Pre-College Program in the liberal arts and sciences, offering over 200 non-credit courses, one- to four-weeks long, taught on Brown’s campus. For students completing grades 9-12 by June 2019.

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