COMM 533: Media Criticism: Sex, Love and the Media

Media Criticism is designed to provide you with an understanding of and an ability to analyze and evaluate media texts. In this course, you will be exposed to a variety of methods and approaches to criticism, particularly critical approaches to television, film, music, and other mediated texts. This particular section of media criticism will examine specifically how sex, love, and relationships are portrayed in media. Often portrayals of love and happiness are romanticized and glorified; as a result, placing unrealistic expectations on an individual’s path to achieving a healthy loving relationship. This course will examine the images and symbolic communication that is displayed in American cinema, television, print and music relevant to the pursuit for romantic love.

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Prerequisite: IN Teaching License

Indiana State University

Instructor: Malynnda Johnson

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 1/19/2021 – 5/7/2021

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12