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SOCY 1084 Mass Media in American Society (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to increase the understanding of how the mass communication system operates in American society, and how and why media products take the form that they do. It focuses on the production of news, advertising and entertainment. We will examine how various media industries are organized and how such organization is sometimes transformed by regulation, competition, and/or technology. We will focus on media content and investigate factors that promote stability, change, and diversity. We will address the consumers of mass media products and how they utilize and are affected by media content.

Instructor(s): Johanna Pabst

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17