COMM 101 - The Mass Media
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
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)
 
12945
Open
13
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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002 (DIS)
P
12947
Open
2
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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003 (DIS)
P
12949
Open
1
 
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Th 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: Reserve 2 seats for LSA Honors
004 (DIS)
P
12951
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Reserve 15 seats for Freshman
005 (DIS)
P
12953
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
12955
Open
2
1LSA Hnrs
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Reserve 3 seats for LSA Honors.
007 (DIS)
P
12957
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
12959
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
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12961
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0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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010 (DIS)
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12963
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0
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
36253
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0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
36259
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
36261
Open
1
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Reserve 15 seats for Freshman.
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ISBN: 0415558425
The media student's book, Author: Gill Branston with Roy Stafford., Publisher: Routledge 5th ed. 2010
Required
ISBN: 0143112341
The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth in Bush's America, Author: Frank Rich., Publisher: Penguin Books 2007
Required
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