Media Studies Option
As our world continues to develop and employ technology, the information we consume and the interactions we have with other people are become increasingly mediated. We see the world largely through images shaped by complex, often commercially and politically influenced processes of production and distribution.
The Media Studies option is designed to increase media literacy, including critical thinking about the validity of information available through technology. The program will provide a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms – from print and video to online content, in a world where “wikis” and user-generated content allow for a collaborative approach to information creation and distribution.