Honors | Introduction to Media and Society (TEL)
T205 | 30605 | Betsi Grabe
This course will involve you in the study of media as social
institutions that: (1) shape us (e.g., our taste, behavior,
opinions, etc.); and (2) are shaped by other social forces
(economics, government, globalization).
At an average, we spend 12-13 hours per day using media--there is
nothing else we do more of.
The goal of this class is to deepen your understanding of the
complicated relationship between media, people, and other societal
institutions. I also hope that you will leave this class as a more
savvy media consumer.
You will be required to read, write short papers, take exams, think,
and use media!
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
http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/college/2010-2011/. If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.