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JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society

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Course Description

A general-interest survey course which provides a historical and theoretical perspective through which to assess the impact the mass media - newspapers, magazines, the Internet, radio, television, film, advertising, and public relations – have had on society. Students will learn about the rights and responsibilities of the media, as well as the way in which economic, ethical, and legal concerns influence media decisions. The course trains students to become discerning media consumers in this information-saturated age.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ENGL 846 or ESOL 400 or equivalent
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9D1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: JOUR 100