Course Descriptions

Communication Studies

COMM 482 Children and Media (3)

Bradley Bond

CRN 73           Limit 25
6-week Mid-Session (6/24 - 8/2)
T & Th (& Fri., 6/28)
9:00 am- 12:15 pm           

This course is an overview of the relevant research on the role of electronic media in the lives of children. Some topics include: sex role stereotypes; violence; advertising; relationships, body image; and materialism. Students will also explore the positive influence of electronic media including its use for pro-social and educational purposes. It is recommended that students complete COMM 130 and COMM 330 before enrolling in this course. Course may be offered to fulfill the core upper division writing requirement. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 10.