HC101H - Media Unfiltered: What the Mass Media Should and Shouldn't Do

Professor: Nicole Dahmen

4.00 credits

CRN 12232: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-3:20pm @ CON 104

CRN12230: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00-11:20am @ ALL 130

The mass media are one of the most powerful and pervasive institutions in our society, and it is paramount that we have a foundational knowledge of how mass media functions and how to take a critical lens to mass media content. This lower division honors course overviews ethical philosophy and then looks at media ethics in practice (what the mass media SHOULD do). Additionally, the course covers the basics of media literacy (learning to “unfilter” mass media constructions).