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Mass Comm 72
Mass Communication and Society
Spring 2020

MCOM 072, Section 1, 3 credit units
Monday & Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.; DBH133

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Course Description

This course focuses on American mass communication and its relation to society. Examined are theories in mass communication, contemporary issues and media effects. Specifics studied include the impact of mass communications on cultural, institutional, political and social groups in U.S. society and the systems of mass communication that weave society together. The twin emphases of this course are (1) how the different mass communication delivery and support systems -- advertising, public relations, broadcasting, film, the Internet, and print journalism -- shape society and individuals adversely, or in a pro-social fashion, and (2) how the media in turn are influenced by individuals, interest groups and institutions.

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