UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Catalyst for Change
- Author(s): Nava, Laura
- et al.
It was my last quarter at UCLA and I was on the steady path toward becoming a lawyer. Then I took Communications 178. Not only did it change my career path, it also changed my life. Although I had taken another class with Dr. Rhonda Hammer, this class was completely different because it not only challenged me to become media literate but also to create a project that reflected my new media literacy. My groups project: "Now Showing: Gender" was created with the intent to explore the role media plays in the socialization of femininity and masculinity, focusing on advertisements and reality shows.