Sut Jhally's undergraduate course lectures at the University of Massachusetts have been offered on-line for the last two years. Watch for yourself.
VIDEO LECTURES: COMM 287 Advertising as Social CommunicationCOMM 287 Advertising as Social Communication is a course taught by Sut Jhally. It focuses broadly on the social. cultural and economic role played by advertising in advanced consumer societies. His lectures, delivered in the Fall 0f 2007 were taped and are available as streaming video.
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VIDEO LECTURES: COMM 288 Gender, Sex and RepresentationCOMM 288 Gender, Sex and Representation. This course will examine the relationship between commercialized systems of representation and the way that gender and sexuality are thought of and organized in the culture. In particular, we will look to see how commercial imagery impacts upon gender identity and the process of gender socialization. Central to this discussion will be the related issues of sexuality and sexual representation. These lectures were delivered in the Fall of 2009.
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VIDEO LECTURES: COMM 387 Media, Public Relations & PropagandaThis is a course about media and politics. Not only electoral politics of Democrats and Republicans, but the politics of how powerful interests can shape the world to reflect their priorities. We will be looking at how media, public relations and propaganda are used by corporations and governments to limit the way that we are encouraged to think about the social arrangements we operate within. This is also a course about history, about how we have arrived at the present through a very particular path.
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