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COMM 1020 Survey of Mass Communication (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the basics of the field, including industries, industry trends, regulations, and ethics. It will address historical developments that have shaped the mass media, particularly through the rise of newspaper, book, music, radio, television, film, advertising, and public relations industries. It will consider the influences of new media and their impacts on culture and industry. It will explore topics such as blockbusters, globalization, digital photography, social media, sports, "fake news," fans and fan cultures, and media violence. Further, it will ask you to consider your position as a media consumer.


Instructor(s): Donald Fishman and Lindsay Hogan

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Required course for all Communication majors


Last Updated: 27-Apr-16