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Catalyst for Change

Abstract

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.

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