|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |HUM/176 | | |Media and American Culture | | |Holly Walter |
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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.R., & Fabos, B (2012) Media & culture: An introduction to mass communication (8th.) New York, NY: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
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|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 Media & Culture. | | | |Reading |Read the Timeline of Media & Culture. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |Day 7 |2 | | |*Participate in the class discussions by posting at least 2 substantial messages on 4 out of | | | | |7 days during the week, with a total of eight substantive messages per week. | | | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. |Day 7 |2 | | |* At least three of the discussion questions must be answered each week. These three | | | | |discussion question answers will count towards the eight substantive postings needed for the | | | | |week. | | | |Nongraded Activities and |Watch “Agenda Setting and Gate-Keeping” on Video Central....
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