The influence of mass media is inescapable in our society. Likewise, drugs and sexuality are pervasive elements that impact all of us, whether or not we are directly involved in sexual or drug-using behaviors. By critically examining how media have portrayed, distorted, explained, or obfuscated drugs and sexuality, we can gain crucial insight into why we possess the attitudes and values we do, even if we are not consciously aware of such beliefs. Therefore, the goal of this course is a thorough, balanced understanding of American mass media's role in influencing our behavior, laws, attitudes, and assumptions about drugs and sexuality.
Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.