COMM 101 - The Mass Media
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
First- and second-year students.
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
101 (LEC)
MTuW 11:00AM - 1:00PM
102 (DIS)
Th 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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