2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

COM 410 Women and the Media

Introduces overview of the many and varied contributions of women in mass media. Through slide lectures, documentary videos, and student research presentations, students explore the lives and work of women media professionals, explore some of the notable historical obstacles to women in this once male-dominated field: sexist attitudes, stereotypes, lack of women in management, and conflicts between job and family. Also examines the ethnic diversity of women in this important professional field. Will explore how women's style and vision differs from their male counterparts. Prerequisite:COM 111 and COM 112 or permission of instructor.