BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Media, Family, and Human Development

SFL 358


$ 579.00

Instructor: Sarah Marie Coyne
Credits: 3.00

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None mandatory; a social-science research-methods course will be helpful.


Aspects of media and their potential effects on family interactions and human development across the lifespan.

Course Content:

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

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.

   No Materials required for this course!