HE 1150

HE 1150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

How is aging portrayed around the world and how has older adults' image changed over time? How do biased depictions shape our choices and attitudes from a young age? Using examples from classic and contemporary media, the first half of this course will examine cultural, historical, and social differences in the perception of old age. The second half of the course will address the way biopsychosocial changes influence older adults' engagement with information and the media (such as advertisements or COVID-19 news coverage). We will review and discuss media excerpts, scholarly papers, and op-eds, and learn how to write for both scientific and lay audiences.

When Offered Fall.

Comments For Human Ecology and Brooks School students this course will not count toward the 43 HE credits.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Aging and the Media

  • 18566 HE 1150   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.