Gender, Race, and Media

In this hands-on course we will examine theories of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality in mainstream and independent media. We will study who controls the media, whose story is told, and from what perspective.  A focus will be on the historical and current impact racial and gender stereotypes in the media have on individuals and communities.  We will examine how oppressed groups worldwide are portrayed in mainstream media and how they are using the media to tell their own stories. We will learn how various audiences interpret the media differently. Throughout the course we will address issues of social inequality in the media and forms of resistance and explore alternative media, global media, media literacy and media democracy.  Finally, students will put theory into practice and create group videos. Satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Women’s and Gender Studies

Course Number

WGS3420C

Section

A

Instructor

Simona Sharoni

Credits

4

Session

Summer II

Type

Online

Start – End Dates

07/06/2020 - 08/14/2020

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ics/myMack_Home/

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=8cb60d94-2372-4f30-8930-fbb5f6157899