2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 205 - Culture and the News

Examines the social, cultural, political and economic factors that go into constructing what we call news in North America and specifically in the United States. This course also examines the “nature” of news media, their purpose, content and uses in late- 20th-century and early-21st-century America. Some of the major questions this course attempts to address include: How is news content determined and by whom and for what reasons? Who “owns” the news? How do news agencies and institutions “cover” local, national and international events and from what perspectives and why?

For English minors, this course counts as a 200-level English course.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically