Class Reflection

3 Dec

Thinking back to my predispositions of this class, I had no idea how broad but in depth the material we covered would actually be.  From the title alone, I assumed this class would focus predominantly on media portrayals of men and women.  This is most likely because this is the area of the media I feel like I have been affected by the most.  Probably since I was 10 years old, the media portrayals of women and “beauty” have had a clear affect on the way I view myself.  But just as I had these predispositions, I began to realize that every single person in our class has been affected by the media in different ways, and may have held different ideas about what would be discussed.

Throughout the course of the semester, I was surprised, intrigued, appalled, and humored by all of the different things we studied in today’s media.  It was fascinating to hear people respond to the way their race, religion, or gender was depicted and how truthful or untruthful it was.  This class taught me to question and analyze the things I am seeing, rather than just accept them.  I am so glad I took this class my last semester of college because I think it taught me to think critically and with a different perspective all together.

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