This course will discuss and engage with media representation of individuals and groups with a particular focus on identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientations, religion), stereotypes, and biases in media messages. We will present some basic theories/concepts to help us understand media representation and effects to provide a foundation that allows us to explore these issues with nuance. The course will take media representations seriously without suggesting that these images are "all powerful." We will discuss representations in news and entertainment with a focus on visual media. The goal of this course will be to help participants think critically about media, including the media they consume. We will also discuss ways to use media effectively in the classroom and other educational settings to engage students, staff, and other constituents. At the end of this session, participants should have a new perspective for thinking about media messages and the role of these messages in our lives.
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.
To register for UI campus courses, log-in to UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development, and click on the “Enroll in Courses” tab. Then use the search fields to find the desired sessions.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Diversity Resources in advance at 319-353-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org