Media for Social Responsibility
In this course, students will learn to synthesize complex information about a particular topic of global social consequence (such as pollution, illiteracy, obesity, de-forestation, malnutrition) and develop proposals for actual media companies to address these topics and effect positive change.
The course format includes a leading expert outlining the importance of the issue and its relation to media's social responsibility in a keynote address, case studies of the ways in which this topic has already been addressed in the media, and small teams of students led by industry professionals working on a group project.
Students will demonstrate their grasp of the social impacts of the problem and media's social responsibility, their ability to apply message design and media selection strategies, and their knowledge of media economics and programming formats.
2016 Course: Women Working Behind the Scenes
March 3–5, 2016
CRN 44411, GCOM 20008 - 01
Professors: Chrissy Guest and Bob Regan
Given the recent media coverage of women and other minorities roles in the creation of television and film this course examines the impact diverse voices have on the creative process. Meet the women whose faces are invisible to television and movie audiences, but whose impact on the final production is enormous. In 2015, women comprised 19% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 grossing films according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University.
This course celebrates the women who work behind the scenes through their career successes and struggles. For them is the industry actually getting better?