ETST 205 - Ethnicity and the Media

  • 3 credits
  • Online

This course provides an overview of how race and ethnicity are represented in mass media, with an emphasis on intersecting identities of class, gender, sexuality and disability. Key forms of popular culture, including films, TV and music, will be explored from historical to present-day perspectives. Additionally, the course focuses on social media and news.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Global and Cultural Awareness (Category 3E) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Disability & The Media (2015)
    Ellis, Katie and Goggin, Gerard
    ISBN: 978-0230293205
  • Media Messages: What Film, Television and Popular Music Teach Us…, 2nd Ed.
    Holtzman, Linda and Sharpe, Leon
    ISBN: 978-0765617576