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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMST& 102 - Introduction to Mass Media

Credits: 5
Examines the eight forms of mass media (movies, television, the web, radio, sound recordings, magazines, newspapers and books) and related issues such as advertising, media effects, journalism and media law.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss the development of the mass media landscape, which may include advertising, public relations and the demassification of the media.
  2. Evaluate the technological advances of the major mass media industries.
  3. Identify prominent people responsible for key developments in mass media industries.
  4. Assess the impact of media power, control or responsibility on our society.
  5. Discuss major influences on mass media, including social, political, technological or regulatory forces.
  6. Explain the impact of evolving media on the mass media landscape.

Program Outcomes
Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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