COMM 101 - The Mass Media
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
First- and second-year students.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introductory overview of contemporary mass media systems and an examination of the various factors — historical, economic, political, and cultural — that have shaped their development. The course begins with a description of present print and electronic media and examines their evolution. Attention is given throughout to the legal and ethical implications of mass communication systems and to comparisons between American media systems and those elsewhere in the world. Finally, it considers the probable future course of the media and examines possible alternatives.

This course is one of four prerequisites required for students to have completed before declaring a Communication Studies concentration.

COMM 101 - The Mass Media
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13019
Open
29
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
13021
Open
1
 
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W 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Reserve 2 seats for LSA Honors
003 (DIS)
P
13023
Open
1
2Fr
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W 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Reserve 15 seats for Freshman
004 (DIS)
P
13025
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Reserve 3 seats for LSA Honors
005 (DIS)
P
13027
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
13029
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
13031
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
13033
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
13035
Open
5
2Fr
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Reserve 15 seats for Freshman
010 (DIS)
P
13037
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
38337
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
38347
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
38349
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780312571269
Media and Culture 7th Ed + E-book., Publisher: Bedford/st Martins 2009
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