This course is designed to introduce you to the history, models, theories, concepts and terminology of mass communication, specifically focusing on journalism, advertising, and public relations. It will enable you to understand the complex interactions between media and society, and think critically about the ways in which mass media inform our everyday lives. It will introduce you to mass communication theories and concepts to help explain and/or predict causes and effects of mass communication. It will also introduce you to the various careers in mass media to help prepare you for the professions. This course helps students build confidence in their communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.