"Media and Race" Syllabus
|Syllabus for "Media and Race," a Spring 2022 undergraduate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course taught by Rebecca Hains (Media and Communication) at Salem State University. The SSU course collaborated with a course taught at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.There were 15 students in the SSU course and 15 students in the partner course. Digital tools used in collaborative work included Zoom
|"Media and Race" Syllabus
|MCO 303: Media and Race
|MCO 303 Media and Race (3 Credit(s) DPDS): This course explores the role the American mass media play in the social construction of racial categories. Students will study how even though biological views on race lack scientific validation, racial categories remain central social, cultural, and political issues in American life. Using various formats the course will highlight how mediated representations have helped sustain a system of racial categorizations necessary for the survival of institutionalized racism and White privilege. The analysis is structured around four areas: fundamental definitions on race, critical analysis of media representations, audience reception and interpretation, and advocacy and activism.