JOUR 150: Media and Society (3 credits)

Course Description

The role of the media in contemporary society, including development, influence, rights, responsibilities, issues and trends with emphasis on the social, political and economic effects. (3 hour lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for ENG 22 or placement in ENG 100X or higher.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare and evaluate various forms of mass media and their effect on society.
  • Use critical reasoning skills to distinguish fact from opinion and judge the credibility of various information sources.
  • Describe and apply basic mass media principles as well as social science methods (e.g.,interviews, observation and surveys) to analyze examples from the media.
  • Illustrate and explain why an understanding of news and media literacy is important in the 21st century.

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