Blog-A-Thon Day 2: SOC 201B

The Sociology Department Blog-A-Thon Day 2 Featured Course: 

SOC 201 B: A President Who Tweets

 The Evolution of Media and Politics in U.S. Society

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Course Overview: 
  • Instructor: Ann Frost
  • Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
  • SLN: 19221
  • 5 credits (Individuals & Society)
  • This course will satisfy five credits of the Sociology Elective requirement*

This class will discuss the evolution of American media and how it has been shaped, and been shaped by, American society. Students will trace how media forms, from the print press to Facebook, have influenced our political process, leading up to this current moment in which the new President uses Twitter as his preferred platform for addressing the nation. The class will also consider how U.S. popular culture, including television, movies, and music, impacts social and political life.

*recall, a maximum of 10 credits of 201 can be earned to satisfy both sociology and university requirements. Any credits of 201 taken beyond 10 will not count toward your department requirements, or the 180 credits needed to graduate
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