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Fall 2017
Sep 23, 2017
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BLHS 375 - Mass Media & Society
In this course, you will take a close look at mass communication in our society, in many forms. Many folks equate mass communication with newspapers or television, or -- in the past few years -- the Web. All of these are examples of mass communication, but the concept is far broader. The MP3 file you listen to, the novel that you read, and the movies that you see all are forms of mass communication too.

This semester, we will take a close look at many different forms of mass communication: What do they communicate? Why? Whose interests are being served? Whose interests are not being served?

When you are done with this course, you should be much more attuned to the sea of mass media messages that constantly surround you.

This class will provide an important orientation for students who are concentrating in communications. But students in other concentrations also will find it useful and informative: Mass media affect all of us, often in ways that are not immediately obvious. Whatever your career, you will be better prepared if you confront these mass media in an informed way.

This course is delivered in a non-traditional fashion: Most of the work is done online, in Blackboard, with four in-person class meetings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Liberal Studies - Human/Soc Sc Department

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