Introduction to Media Culture
Have you ever wondered what those ads are REALLY saying or how your favorite celebrity manages to always look so perfect? Are you thinking about the future of magazines or books? If so, CM101 is the class for you. In this course, you will examine the impact of television, film, radio, advertisements, music and other media on society. You will learn to look beyond the glitzy special effects to understand the real messages being sent out to viewers. Students will be required to view films, television programs, and advertisements as part of this class.
Ever wonder why you feel the need to check your friend's Facebook status every five minutes? Do you frequent the mall because you really just love people watching? Did you know that your body may become paralyzed during your most vivid dreams? If you are curious about your own and others' behaviors then PS110 is the course for you. You will learn through innovative lectures, "cutting edge" research and multimedia presentations about the physiological, cognitive, learning, sociocultural, and psychodynamic bases of behavior.