Telecommunications | Children and Media
T317 | 10742 | Chock, T.

Spring 2005
Course Code:  TEL 317
Course Title:	  Children & Media
Class Number:  10742
Course meeting times:  MW 11:15-12:30

Instructor: Dr. T. Makana Chock

Course Description:
Currently, parents, educators, and the general public are very
concerned about the role that different types of media play in
childrenís and adolescentís lives.  The purpose of this course is to
look at some of what is known about this area.  In order to do so,
we will look at research that examines how media affects childrenís
and adolescentís beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.  We will learn
more about how children process and use media, and how media can be
used by parents and teachers.  We will also learn more about the
institutions and organizations concerned with producing and
regulating media.  Much of what we know and have studied concerning
childrenís relationship with media focuses on television, but we
will also look at magazines, books, music videos, movies, video
games, and the Internet.  In addition, students will be involved in
a service-learning group project with one of several local children
and media groups.

Required Text:
Van Evra, J. (2004). Television and Child Development. (3rd
Edition). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Additional readings available through ereserves and the course

Course Format:
Large Lecture (76 students).  This is a service-learning course.

This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies distribution
requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It may, or may
not, also count toward other degree requirements. For more
information about which requirements this course could fulfill see
the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.