Hollywood: Sociology of Media 2023

Basic information

  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Dates: 5/2—5/17 2023
  • Cost: $3,610 (estimate)

Analyze media using their sociological imagination through experiential learning in Los Angeles, the central source of media production.

Recognizing that media is a primary and growing source of socialization, this course provides students with the opportunity to analyze media using their sociological imagination through experiential learning in Los Angeles, the central source of media production. Through readings, assignments, journals, presentations and a final project, students will learn about the frontstage and backstage of Hollywood which involves: 1) Becoming media literate by gaining a conscientious and deeper understanding of how media is made, how it works, and how it influences people. 2) Learning fundamentals of media and Hollywood history. 3) Developing a critical lens by learning how to ask key questions that breakdown the frontstage and reveal the backstage, and 4) Applying that critical lens to various topics such as media control, demographics (e.g. race, gender), celebrity, and faith.

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Cost

$3,610 (estimate)

Listed cost does not include airfare.

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Elisha Marr

Elisha Marr

Associate Professor
Director of Gender Studies
Criminology Major Advisor
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