Effects resulting from the interaction between media and members of society. Approaches may include self-image, sterotypes, violence, and other social constructs and behaviors involving media consumption.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: A Brief History of Media Effects Research
Lesson 2: Time Spent with Mass Media: Reasons and Consequences
Lesson 3: Effects of Media Violence
Lesson 4: Sexual Content in the Media
Lesson 5: Media that Stirs Emotions
Lesson 6: Persuasive Effects of the Media
Lesson 7: The Effects of News and Political Content
Lesson 8: The Effects of Media Stereotypes
Lesson 9: The Impact of New Media Technologies