COMM 300 - Mass Communication and Society
Credit(s): 6 credits for students who began the program Prior to Spring 2019 / 3 credits for students who began the program in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019
This seminar examines the interrelationship between media and the current social and political environment. Class discussions focus on the attitudes and values of a media (film, television, radio and print), content and style of the information presented through the particular media, and the impact of each media upon family, religion, education and political-economic institutions. Topics to be covered are: the power of the media to change values and attitudes, reinforce stereotypes, and mold public opinion; media as a mass market tool; commercial vs alternative media; ethics of production; censorship; media as a political tool; bias in news; and future developments in communications (cable TV, federal subsidies). A Life Arts Project is required.
Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences program.
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