Fall 2022

JTC 100 Media in Society [CRN 72147]

Overview of Course

In this course, students will explore the role of media and how they shape society in the digital age. We will study the historic development of the media in the United States and compare media systems in each of the countries we visit this semester. The course will also examine the relationships between technology and media and their impact on audiences. Students will gain understanding of media regulation and issues of free speech and censorship of media systems. By analyzing media, their systems, content and the impact of increased audience engagement with a critical lens, this course will examine the economic, political and cultural influences of media throughout the world through the analysis of media messages and their implied meanings. Upon completion of this course, students will gain invreased critical media analysis, enhanced media literacy skills, and will improve their writing and research skills through treatment of these topics.