CHST 3430 Children and the Media
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CHDST 36.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Introduction to the role that media plays in the lives of children and youth. History of children's media and children's current use of media and communicative technology. Effects of media on developing cognitive and social function. Role of media in education. Risks and vulnerabilities of communicative technology. Commercialism and advertising in children's media. Examination of federal and local communicative regulations, and how advocacy shapes media policy. (This course is not open to students who completed this topic in Children's Studies 2200 .)
Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of the program director.