This course is designed to explore society’s relationship with the media. In today’s world, the media not only provides us with information but also influences how we think about everything from what we wear to where we want to go to school. Students will analyze how a variety of media such as advertising, newspapers, television and the internet affect our perceptions about ourselves and others and the decisions we make every day in today’s society. Students will learn how to think critically about these important matters through various activities that include lectures, group-discussions, assignments, projects, etc. while learning how to become more independent thinkers.