Sep 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CCCX 315 Media & Social Justice

#marchforourlives #blacklivesmatter #metoo #climatechangeisreal are just a few examples of many social justice issues vying for the attention of the masses. Why do some rise to the top of the public consciousness while others struggle? It’s all about effective use of media, from strategy to messaging to content. Our focus will be on the strategic use of media to fight inequalities and prejudice using entrepreneurial thinking, communication skills and technology. In this Innovation and Impact course, students will learn how a community can use media to steer conversations, grab attention, deconstruct power and, ultimately, gain resources to have an equitable impact on a specific issue of social justice. Through interviews, case studies, archival research, and weekly journal entries, students will develop a baseline understanding of media outreach practices that foreground community agency. The semester-long collaborative inquiry will conclude with group presentations of strategic, equity-focused media developed in dialogue with community leaders.

For more information go to Innovation and Impact

Repeatable: N
Requirements Junior Standing or Above (JR)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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