2021-2022 Catalog

SOC 105 Society and the Media

Studies the ways in which the media provide information and entertainment to the public. Critically examines various programs in order to discover how these programs are presented by the media and manipulated according to the interests of owners and advertisers. Examines certain radio and television programs, newspapers and magazines, and examples from popular fiction and popular music, both in terms of what they mirror about ourselves and what they attempt to control in us.