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SOCI 222 B   Media and Modern Society Back to Results  


InstructorLopes, Paul D.
MeetsMW 120-235, ALUMNI 107
RestrictionsNo 2016 2015
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsFMST/Film & Media Studies

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This course is a general introduction to concepts, theories, and issues related to mass media and society. Over the last 200 years tremendous changes have revolutionized the nature of mass communication in modern societies. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the nature of mass media and its social significance. It addresses the impact of different types of communication from information exchange, to news, to entertainment, to advertising. Students are introduced to a wide range of media including print, telegraphy, film, recorded sound, radio, television, and digital. This course is about analyzing how media texts are produced; why some messages enter mass media channels and others do not; how these messages affect audiences and how audiences receive them; and the general impact of mass media on contemporary society, culture, and politics. This course is open to sophomores and first-year students only. (Formerly SOAN 222.)