Aspects of media and their potential effects on family interactions and human development across the lifespan.
Prerequisite: 
None mandatory; a social-science research-methods course will be helpful.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Introduction to Media
Lesson 2: Theories and Methodology
Lesson 3: Infancy and Attention
Lesson 4: Music
Lesson 5: Advertising
Lesson 6: Educational Media and Prosocial Behavior
Lesson 7: Literature
Lesson 8: Video Games
Lesson 9: Fear
Lesson 10: Media and Health
Lesson 11: Family and Media
Lesson 12: Media Violence
Lesson 13: New Media
Lesson 14: Ratings/Policy