US media offerings are among the most controversial and most criticized in the world. Students examine some of the causes of these criticisms and alternate media approaches that exist. Because traditional US media offerings are so readily accessible and prevalent, audience members frequently accept their messages with little critical insight. Their perspectives of global and local cultural issues, therefore, remain relatively static. Course participants compare and contrast conventional US media presentations and practices with alternate approaches, both American and global, that challenge traditional thinking. They learn that among the responsibilities of living in a global community are seeking various sources of information and appreciating the similarities and differences that exist within the global community. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): CM 2770 or CM 2910. (GACO)
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.