Race, Gender & the Media explores sections of British society and their representation via the British print and broadcast media. The course will examine how the United Kingdom’s domestic print and broadcast organisations were established and function today and the influence social and political history has had (and continues to have) on their operation and output. The division of the course into units allows students to explore the chronology of the British media, the evolving composition of the national population and the roots of their contemporary representation. How the representation of the British population – already divided along lines of social class, gender, race, culture, religion, region, ethnicity and sexual orientation – is informed, entertained and self-identifies will be examined via related theories. This will solidify student understanding about the relationship that exists between media history, practice, ethics and social and cultural anthropology. Special enrollment: to be considered, students must list course among the first four choices on their Course Request form and return the form by the deadline. Enrollment priority given to Syracuse public communications majors. Prereq: COM 107 or equivalent intro to mass media course and a strong academic record.
Semesters: Fall, Spring