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Course Title: Mass Communication and Society
Course ID: MCOM 101

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the nature, evolution, and influence of mass communication in our society at personal, local, national, and global levels. Students will discuss history, developments, and challenges related to mass media as an economic industry and as agents of societal change. Purpose and content within print, chemical, electronic, and digital channels of media will be examined. The effects that media have on culture, politics, law, globalization, and ethics are also addressed. The course aims to help students become more knowledgeable consumers of media content and improve their own media literacy skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 02 and READ 02 or Writing and Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

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