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(COMM 200) Mass Communication and Society

A survey of the historical and contemporary roles of mass media in society, focusing on media effects on individuals, institutions, and culture.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes

1. Understand mass media’s historical contexts and their impact on culture, society, and the individual.
2. Become familiar with research on mass media effects and the merging trends in mass communication, technologies, and audiences.
3. Critically evaluate your own and other classmates’ work, analyze media and public communication, and develop media literacy and knowledge in media consumption.
4. Analyze relations between media and society and prepare for career or graduate studies in the field of media/communication.