MC383 Children and the Media 3 credits
This course will explore the use of media (television, Internet, video games, and magazines)
in the U.S. by young audiences and discuss its impact on children and teens. Topics covered
will include time spent with media, children as a unique audience (developmental/cognitive
abilities, tastes and preferences), and the effects of exposure to advertising, educational media,
media violence, and video games. Students will examine research studies about media impact
on child and adolescent audiences and how it relates to concerns of parents, teachers, and
non-profit organizations. Prerequisite: MC100 or permission of instructor.