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DMA 101 Media and Society
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: An introduction to a variety of ways of understanding the role of mass communication in our society. Examine interactions between media and culture. Individual media institutions will be studied in terms of the information they distribute, the entertainment they provide, and the influence they bring. Special attention will be given to the audience-medium relationship and to improving students media literacy. Prerequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine essential ways in which culture and society are shaped by mass media. (CSLO 1 & 4)

2. (Evaluation Level) Recognize and compare and contrast major media sources and critique their content and biases. (CSLO 2 & 4)

3. (Synthesis Level) Communicate how specific media have shaped the world as we know it through developing technologies and changing formats. (CSLO 2 & 4)

4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the fundamentals and history of several forms of media. (CSLO 2)

5. (Analysis Level) Examine media rights and responsibilities, including legal and ethical issues. (CSLO 2 & 3)

6. (Evaluation Level) Critique and interpret at least three media forms, and evaluate the differences in news reporting. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation