An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, happening 7 times
Our worldviews are shaped by our genetics, our life experiences, and a proliferating media world which appears to be endlessly diverse. Yet the reality is that, increasingly, huge firms such as Apple, Google and Microsoft shape the global information infrastructure and the flow of information and ideas. For instance, the current PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War,” financed by corporations, tries to influence our collective memory of that war in such a way as to reaffirm conventional wisdom about the world and to support U.S. policies at home and abroad. And yet some scholars, authors, and artists offer critiques of such thinking, articulating alternative visions of our past, present, and future. This course invites students to view the world through their eyes. (See, for instance, the 9/15/2017 essay by Jerry Lembcke, Burns and Novick, Masters of False Balancing. http://publicbooks.org/burns-and-novick-masters-of-false-balancing/ Class limit 20
Instructor William S. Solomon has researched, published, and taught about the mass media, particularly the news media, for many years, primarily as a tenured professor at Rutgers University. He also has taught at the University of California, at Berkeley, and the University of Illinois. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a Coastal Senior College class, please contact the College for more information. 207-596-6906.
6 Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:00
April 26 – June 7, No class May 17