HUM/176 Version 3
Media and American Culture
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The course provides an introduction to the most prominent forms of media that influence and impact social, business, political, and popular culture in contemporary America. It explores the unique aspects of each medium as well as interactions across various media that combine to create rich environments for information sharing, entertainment, business, and social interaction in the U.S. and around the world.
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Campbell, R., Martin, C., & Fabos, B. (2010). Media and culture: An introduction to mass communications (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
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Week One: The Internet: Social Media
1.1 Identify forms of social media.
1.2 Recognize the benefits of social media.
1.3 Recognize the problems of social media.
1.4 Explain how social media has affected commerce.
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