SRJC Course Outlines

5/26/2022 1:41:12 PMMEDIA 6 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MEDIA 6Title:  MEDIA CULTURE IDENTITY  
Full Title:  Media, Culture, and Identity
Last Reviewed:5/11/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course examines the impact media has on perceptions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. Students will investigate the origins of cultural stereotypes as well as the complexities of representing various American cultures in the media. Particular attention will be paid to women and minority mediamakers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course examines the impact media has on perceptions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. Students will investigate the origins of cultural stereotypes as well as the complexities of representing various American cultures in the media. Particular attention will be paid to women and minority mediamakers.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2021
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2021
 DSocial Science  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2021
 4Social and Behavioral Science  
 4CEthnic Studies  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Apply a variety of critical theories to evaluate how media shapes and reflects public perceptions.
2. Identify and evaluate the contributions of mediamakers from marginalized groups.
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Analyze various gender, racial, sexual, and cultural images in the media utilizing different
    critical theories.
2. Compare and contrast various historical images with contemporary portrayals of diversity in
    the media.
3. Evaluate media in a cultural, historical, political, social, psychological, and economic context.
4. Formulate arguments using critical theory and proper media vocabulary.
5. Identify and evaluate the contributions of mediamakers from marginalized groups.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Media Studies
    A. Research and Statistics
         1. Usage by medium across various demographics
         2. Consumer expenditures by medium across various demographics
         3. Representations of marginalized groups across media
         4. Research overview on minorities and the media
    B. Concepts of Media Analysis and Theory
         1. Agenda-Setting: Gatekeepers vs. Tastemakers
         2. Cultivation Effect
         3. Uses and Gratifications
         4. Structuralism and Semiotics
    C. Concepts of Critical Race Theory
          1. Whiteness
          2. Institutionalized racism
          3. White privilege
          4. Storytelling and counter-storytelling
          5. Color blindness
          6. Microaggressions
    D. Cultural Studies
           1. Multiculturalism and the Media
          2. Culture and Cultural Studies
          3. Representation and Social Construction
          4. Stereotypes
          5. Reception and Spectatorship
          6. Auteur Theory & Criticism
          7. Marxist Theory & Criticism
          8. Feminist Theory & Criticism
          9. Queer Theory & Criticism
II. Examination of American Cultures Represented Across Media
    A. History of media representations and stereotypes
         1. African-American
         2. Latin American
         3. Asian American
         4. Native American
         5. LGBTQ
         6. Gender
         7. Class
    B. Assessment of the current media landscape and contemporary minority mediamakers
    C. Application of critical theories to media representations
    D. Strategies for improving media portrayals

Assignments:
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1. Assigned weekly readings (40-60 pages)
2. Two to four exams, including a final
3. Two to four writing assignments/term papers of 1250 to 2500 words utilizing various critical
    methodologies
4. Optional student presentation and/or project
5. Other assignments may include a literature review, online discussions, etc.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 80%
Written homework, term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Two to four exams, including a final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 25%
Class participation and discussion, optional presentation and/or project, other assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movie. 2nd ed. Benshoff, Harry and Griffin, Sean. Wiley-Blackwell. 2009 (classic)
 
Ethnic Minorities & the Media: Changing Cultural Boundaries. Cottle, Simon. Open University Press. 2000 (classic)
 
Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America. 2nd ed. Kendall, Diana. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 2011 (classic)
 
Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader. Dines, Gail and Humez, Jean. Sage Publications, Inc. 2017
 
Images that Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media. 3rd ed. Lester, Paul. Praeger. 2011 (classic)
 
Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society. Kidd, Dustin. Westview Press. 2018
 
Race, Gender, Class, and Media: Studying Mass Communication and Multiculturalism. 3rd ed. Carstarphen, Meta and Bramlett-Solomon, Sharon. Kendall Hunt Publishing. 2017
 
Social Media Freaks: Digital Identity in the Network Society. Kidd, Dustin. Routledge. 2017

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