Hum/186 Syllabus

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HUM/186 Version 1
Media Influences on 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.

Course Topics & Objectives

Week One: The Internet: Social Media

·Identify forms of social media.
·Recognize the benefits of social media.
·Recognize the problems of social media.
·Explain how social media has affected commerce.

Week One: The Internet: Information and Online Concepts

·Explain the value and importance of the availability of information on the Internet. ·Describe credibility issues with information on the Internet. ·Summarize the impact of the Internet on politics.

Week Two: The Major Intersections of American Culture and Media

·Summarize the evolution of media in the last century.
·Define media convergence.
·Explain how media convergence has changed American culture.

Week Two: Popular Music

·Explain how music and culture influence one another.
·Describe the evolution of pop music throughout the last century.

Week Three: TV and Movies

·Explain how culture is reflected in movies and television. ·Explain the relationship between television and movies and culture.

Week Three: Electronic Games and Entertainment

·Identify the impact electronic games have on culture.
·Select the most influential and important games released to the general public within the last few years. ·Describe controversial issues over modern electronic games.

Week Four: News Media

·Describe the role of media in delivering news to the public. ·Explain the significance of immediate news media delivery on culture. ·Describe the social responsibilities of news media.

Week Four: The Internet: Ethical and Legal Issues

·Identify ethical and legal considerations in the online world. ·Describe the importance of ethical and legal compliance in online interactions.

Week Five: The Emerging Forms of Media vs. Traditional Forms

·Identify the various information delivery methods to audiences. ·Compare advantages and disadvantages of modern media delivery. ·Explain the changes in media over the last century.

Course Materials

Campbell, R., Martin, C., & Fabos, B. (2010). Media and culture: An introduction to mass communications. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

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Week One

The Internet: Social Media

·Identify forms of social media.
·Recognize the benefits of social media.
·Recognize the problems of social media.
·Explain how social media has affected commerce.

The Internet: Information and Online Concepts

·Explain the value and importance of the availability of information on the Internet. ·Describe credibility issues with information on the Internet. ·...
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