COM-150
Mass Communications and Society
3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce research and theories on media content, influences on it, and social implications of it, otherwise known as media sociology. This course takes a critical approach to the study of the production and consumption of mass media, from news media, to cultural media, advertising and new electronic forms of communication technologies. At the end of the course, students will have developed a nuanced understanding of the media forces shaping our lives and society.