JOUN 310  Mass Media & Society

  The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the history, structure,

  and function of the Mass Media, including print, broadcast, visual, and

  digital forms. In an effort to increase media literacy and become more

  informed and discerning media consumers, we will be studying a diverse

  array of media texts including films, television shows, advertisements,

  newspapers, magazines, music videos, audio recordings, social media, and

  the Internet. Particular attention throughout the course will be paid to

  mass communication issues relating to diverse political, cultural, and social

  communities. Copies of the current syllabus are available here.