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COR1130 Introduction to Mass Communications

Course Description

Examination of the cultural and institutional factors that shape the mediated messages of the contemporary society. Covers history, business, and genres of books, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet. Students are introduced to mass media theory, practice, and research through readings, assignments and course projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of COR1130 students should be able to :

  1. Distinguish basic types and functions of communication
  2. Demonstrate ability to critique the process of exchange and transmission of information, agents and players involved, and effects produced
  3. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of media technologies
  4. Identify the role of class, income, gender, and ethnicity in determining media content

Areas of Study

  • Face-to-face vs. media communication
  • The ways in which each of the various media structures itself
  • Social science theories measuring audience effects
  • Short-term and long-term influences of the media
  • The political nexus of media content
  • The effects of convergence on media as form