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Diversity Syllabi Database

 
The Diversity Syllabi database is a resource for journalism educators to use in creating and/or improving diversity courses at the university level. These syllabi were collected from universities in the United States accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Not all ACEJMC accredited universities are included because some programs do not offer a specific course dedicated to the topic of diversity in the news media.

News Watch is providing these syllabi with the permission of the professor. Any information and ideas used from this database should be appropriately credited to the original professor and university. The syllabi are the product of each professor's research and expertise and it is important that they be treated as such.

Questions about content of a syllabus should be directed to the professor. Questions about this database can be directed to newsproj@sfsu.edu.

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Bowling Green University - Kathy Bradshaw
Diversity Issues in The Media
A broad based examination of the representation of women and people of color in the media from multiple theoretical perspectives.
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Cal State Northridge - Luis Martinez
Diversity and the Media
Class will examine both historic and modern-day media portrayals of minority communities in the United States.
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Central Michigan University - Alice Tait
Racial Diversity: Mass Media's Role
Utilizing mass communication theory, this course covers media's portrayal of select racial groups and gender from a historical and contemporary perspective and self-portrayals by these groups using the mass media.
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College of New Jersey - Kim Pearson
Topics in Journalism: Race, Gender, and the News Media
This course examines the role that news coverage plays in the social construction of race, class, and gender.


Colorado State University - Donna Rouner
Multiculturalism and the Media
This course will present information for critical thinking and discussion about the multiracial and multicultural experiences associated with contemporary media.


Columbia University - Betty Medsger
Race & Ethnicity in the New Urban America (January 2003)
This course will help students gain rich intellectual underpinnings and journalism experience that will help them become journalists who will be prepared to assist their future employers in news organizations cover race and ethnicity in ways that will be honest and comprehensive.



Columbia University - Sig Gissler
Race & Ethnicity in the New Urban America (January 2002)
Class will explore racial and ethnic issues in a changing urban America, and learn to cover them effectively.



Drake University - Birgit Wassmuth
Race and Ethnicity in the Media
This course focuses on the important role that media play in the coverage and portrayal of race and ethnicity. (3 credit hours)


East Tennessee State University - Jack Mooney
The Media and the Native American
This course is a study of the American Indian and presented by non-Indian media (newspapers, magazines, film and television) from the early newspaper days to the current cinema, with a comparison to the Native American Press.


East Tennessee State University - Jack Mooney
Newspaper Design
During the semester the class will be designing and laying out the class project, the bilingual newspaper, El Nuevo Review, as part of the Kellogg Partnership Program with the community of Hawkins and Hancock counties.


East Tennessee State University - Ebele N. Ume-Nwagbo
Media and Cultural Diversities
Class will study and research the areas of stereotypes of women and men, young and old, rich and poor, people of color, various racial ethnic groups, and natives and foreigners.


Eastern Illinois University - Annette J. Samuels
Minorities and the Media
This course will cover three broad areas: "the purpose, problems, and past and present status" of minority media in the United States, the image of minorities in the media and minorities in majority media.


Eastern Illinois University - Annette J. Samuels
Women and the Media
The course provides an overview of women's roles as media participants and consumers.


Hampton University - Clarence J. Cotton, Jr.
The Mass Media in a Multicultural Society
This course is a comprehensive examination of the various relationships that exist between the media, their producers and users.


Indiana University, Bloomington - Radhika Parameswaran
Race, Gender, and the Media
This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing race and gender issues related to media ownership, media representations, and the media workforce.


Iowa State University of Science and Technology - Stephen Coon
Class, Gender, Race and the Media
Class will discuss how diverse groups and protected classes are portrayed in the American mass media, what images are presented by the media, how closely these images reflect reality and how they affect our perceptions, how these images of diverse groups have changed over time and why, and what these changes say about the mass media and about us.


Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism - Tracey Patton
Ethnicity, Gender and Media
The goal of this course is to increase the understanding of basic concepts and principles regarding communication between people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, especially within the United States as it relates to mediated representations.


Kansas State University - James M. Stephens
Race, Mass Media and Social Change
This course, as described in 1999-2000 course bulletin, examines how the media cover social change, particularly racial issues, and studies the development and current status of selected ethnic media in the United States.


Louisiana State University - Sharon Weston Broome
Minorities and Mass Media
Course will examine how minorities are represented in mainstream media (and the impact such representations have on society), the extent to which minorities participate (as writers, reporters, producers, etc.) in mainstream media; and alternative media, owned and/or operated by minorities.


Marshall University - Philip Jeter
Women, Minorities and the Mass Media
A seminar that explores the portrayals of women and people of color by the mass media and the participation by women and people of color in the mass media industries.


Nicholls State University - Felicia LeDuff Harry
Women and Minorities in the Media
This course will focus on the representation and presentation of women and minorities in the mass media. Students will learn how the media present, dispel and perpetuate stereotypes.


Ohio University - Michael Bugeja
Mass Media Ethics
This course will look at the influence, responsibility, truth, lies, manipulation, temptation, bias, fairness, power and value systems of journalism. There is a special emphasis on community and diversity because journalists cover community, real and virtual, in a global society.


Ohio State University - Pamela Dawes-Kaylor
Intercultural Communication
This course serves as an introduction to communication among people of different cultures. Course content focuses on the application of theory and research to intercultural communication.


Penn State - Fleming-Rife
Women, Minorities and the Media
This course explores the historical, economic, legal, political and social implications of the relationship between women, minorities, class and the mass media.


San Jose State University - Bob Rucker
Lifestyles in Mass Communications
Identifies and evaluates the impact of ethnicity/culture, alternative lifestyles and gender issues on advertising, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and public relations.


Syracuse University - Brad Gorham
Race, Gender and the Media
To explore issues at the intersection of race and media from historical, interdisciplinary and practical perspectives. Methods include lecture, dialogue, reading and viewing of salient material.


Temple University - Karen M. Turner
Race and Racism in the News
This course will explore how radio, television, newsmagazines and the print media report on issues surrounding race.


University of Alabama - Ed Mullins
Community Journalism
This course deals with the principles, practices and culture of community journalism.


University of Alaska, Fairbanks - Joy Morrison
Diversity and the Media
Course will study women, minorities and the media from a feminist, multi-culturalist perspective using a broad feminist analysis which encompasses issues of gender as well as class, race, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc.


University of Alaska, Fairbanks - Joy Morrison
Women, Minorities, and the Media
Course will study women, minorities and the media from a multi-culturalist perspective using a broad feminist analysis which encompasses issues of gender as well as class, race, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc.


University of California, Los Angeles - Glenn Omatsu
Investigative Journalism and People of Color: Race Relations in L.A.
This course looks at race relations in L.A., focusing on African Americans and Asian Americans, and stresses the role that students trained in community journalism can play in promoting education.


University of Connecticut - Diana Rios
Media and Minorities
This course addresses general market and specialized market content and imagery as well as the potential effects of mediated communication.


University of Florida - Michael Leslie
Seminar in Race, Gender, Class and Media
The purpose of this course is to examine the link between media representations, institutional practices and our experiences of race, gender and class, in both U.S. and global context.


University of Georgia - Dwight E. Brooks
Race, Gender and Media
This graduate seminar examines media representations of the social constructions of race and gender.


University of Georgia - Dwight E. Brooks
Race, Gender, and Media
This course examines some of the relationships between the media in the U. S. and the social constructions of race and gender.


University of Iowa - Venise Berry
African Americans and Mass Comm
This course will address the African-American experience in four areas of mass communication; radio/music, television, cable, film, and print media.


University of Kansas - Adrienne Rivers
Diversity and the Media
In this course you will examine how the diversity of the United States has or has not been reflected in the media in terms of employment and portrayals.


University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Patricia Holmes
Intercultural Communication To study culture as a variable in both interpersonal and collective communicative situations.


University of Maryland - Holman
News Media Coverage of Racial Issues
This course provides an analysis of how the news media have covered issues relating to racial minorities in the United States.


University of Missouri, Columbia - Anna Romero
Cross-Cultural Journalism
Class will help students understand the behaviors of people who are in some way different from them and prepare them for the realities of the cross-cultural/diverse world.


University of Montana - Dennis McAuliffe Jr.
Multiculturalism and Diversity Problems in Journalism
Examination of the U.S. media's reporting on the growing multicultural movement that is transforming the country, and of newsroom diversity issues related to the employment of journalists of color and women.


University of New Mexico - Janet Cramer
Multiculturalism, Gender and Media
In this course, we will explore how gender, race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and other social positions affect media coverage, portrayals, production and reception.


University of Nevada at Reno - Jennifer Greer
Race, Gender and Media
This course explores the relationship between the mass media and gender and the mass media and race.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Lucila Vargas
Women and Mass Communication
In this course, we will study issues of gender in their relation to mass media production, mass media texts, and mass media use and consumption.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Harry Amana
Minorities and Communication
The course is designed to introduce students to some of the complexities of the relationships between race, culture, popular culture and mass media.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Harry Amana
The Black Press and U.S. History
The course will trace the development of the black press from its beginning in 1827 to the present, using major events in African American history as a backdrop.


University of North Texas - Meta Carstarphen
Race, Gender and the Media
This course is designed to give students a probing examination of how social constructions of ethnicity and gender are involved in the production, distribution and consumption of the mass media in the United States.


University of Oklahoma - Norma Parker Wilson
Women and Minorities in the Media
Survey of past and present relationships between the media and women or racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Media portrayal, employment, ownership and access will be studied.


University of Oregon - Debra Merskin
Women, Minorities, and the Media
We will examine media inequities on the basis of race, gender, and ethnicity. This means not only representation in media content, but also representation in the media workforce.


University of South Carolina - Ken Campbell
Minorities, Women and the Media
The course will focus on the mass media's representation of these groups, including whether and/or how their representation has changed over time, what forces have affected their representation, and the current state of their representation.


University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Candace White
Women and Mass Media
The course will explore three aspects of women and mass media: historical and current status of women in mass communication industries; media coverage and portrayal of women; media effects on women.


University of Texas at Austin - Federico Subervi
Latinos and Media
Course Objectives are: demographic developments related to Latinos in the United States, the portrayal of Latinos in general market mass media and the effects those portrayals have on perceptions and understanding between people of different ethnic backgrounds


University of Texas at Austin - Federico Subervi
Communication & Ethnic Groups
(Ethnicity, Race, Culture, & Mass Media)

A primary goal of this course is to help you become the communication professionals and scholars best prepared to deal with the challenges of our increasingly diverse societies.


University of Texas at Austin - Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Community Journalism
Course will discuss story ideas, graphics, ethics, which includes representation of different groups of people.


University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - Barb Blackdeer-Mackenzie
Communication in Diverse Communities
Course will focus on developing an understanding of the multiple U.S. political systems (federal, state, tribal and local governments) in which diverse communication transactions take place, gaining a perspective of and about Native American communication and how Native Americans perceive themselves, others and how others perceive Native Americans will be examined.


University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - Daniel J. Perkins
Intercultural Communication
Course will focus on recognizing barriers to Intercultural communication, knowing the key Intercultural and interpersonal concepts and correctly practicing the key Intercultural and interpersonal concepts.