COMM 3357 Diversity and Mass Media 3/0/3

Prerequisite: COMM 1154 with a minimum grade of C and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C

Survey and critical analysis of scholarship concerned with the relationship between mass media, public relations, and selected populaces who have been given peripheral attention, i.e., minorities, women, lower socioeconomic class, and those who are aging or have physical disabilities. Emphasis on the cultural impact of media and public relations in terms of representations, audience effects, and industry demographics, as well as media literacy and advocacy.