Mass Media

Topics: Mass media, News media, Journalism Pages: 26 (3889 words) Published: May 12, 2013
|[pic] |Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |HUM/176 Version 5 | | |Media and American Culture |

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Course Description

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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Course Materials

Lule, J. (2012) Exploring media and culture. Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: The Formative Influence of Mass Media on American Culture | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Summarize the evolution of mass media. | | | | |Identify the effects of mass media on American culture. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Exploring Media and Culture. | | | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Video |Watch “Media Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom” on this week’s ERR page. | | | |Media Literacy | | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |1 | |Individual |Resources: Week One readings and videos | |5 | |Effects of Mass Media | | | | |Worksheet |Answer all sections of the University of Phoenix Material: Effects of Mass Media Worksheet. | | |

|Week Two: Critical Approaches to Mass Media...
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