2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog
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JOUR 101 - Introduction to Mass Communications


Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Not open to seniors. This course serves as a gateway for both majors and non-majors to examine the role that the mass media play in society. The course examines the pervasiveness of mass media in our lives, and the history and roles of different media and their societal functions, processes, and effects. Students learn to tell the difference between fact and opinion and examine the links among theory, research and professional experience, while analyzing the ethics, methods, and motivations of the media and the expectations of their audiences. We discuss how media cover diversity issues and evaluate the policies and freedoms that guide and shape the mass media and the news media in the United States. Students complete the course as better informed consumers and interpreters of mass media and their messages. Staff.




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