2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JNM 205 - Media and Society

An introduction to media, providing an overview of modern media, as well as its political, social, and cultural uses. This course introduces students to some of the issues and perspectives that have been central to the study of mediated forms of communication, along with the dominant modes, codes, and institutions that make up modern media. It will examine the factors that influence the media and, in turn, examine the influence of the media on prevailing attitudes, values, and behaviors. We will try to understand what it means to live in a “media age.” Students will be expected to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various theories and to arrive at some thoughtful conclusions regarding their own theoretical preferences.

1 semester 3 credits.