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Race, Gender, and Class in Media

This media studies course examines representations of race, gender, and class in the media. Students study how race, gender, and class are portrayed in media texts such as film, television, advertisements, and music videos. This course examines how the dominant ideologies associated with these media messages influence our cultural beliefs, perceptions of others, and broader hegemonic themes in society. Students consider to what extent media portrayals participate in the larger discussion of these themes in a democratic society.