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MSC 101 Media and Society
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2012
SUN#: None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
Cross-Listed:  


Description: An introduction to mass communications and the importance media play in shaping the societal and cultural experiences of humans. Demonstrates how communication changes with technology, from the printing press to electronic books. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Recommendations made by ATF colleagues

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate essential ways in which culture and society are shaped by mass media.
2. (Analysis Level) Evaluate major media sources and critique their content and biases.
3. (Synthesis Level) Describe how specific media have shaped the world as we know it through developing technologies and changing formats.
4. (Analysis Level) Discuss the fundamentals and history of several forms of media.
5. (Analysis Level) Explore media rights and responsibilities, including legal and ethical issues.
6. (Analysis Level) Using at least three media forms, compare and contrast the differences in news reporting.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None