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Sex, Violence, and Other Hot-Button Issues
- Critique the use of sexual content in public communication.
- Critique the social impact of new forms of immediacy and intimacy made possible by electronic communication.
- Analyze the social effects of violence in the media.
Persuasion, Politics, and Propaganda
- Identify intentional and unintentional forms of persuasion in the media.
- Summarize the effects of bias in news presentation.
- Critique the media's presentations of racial types and gender roles.
- Assess the role of the web and Internet in affecting political points of view.
New Media Technologies, New Social Issues I
- Evaluate the role of the Internet in social alienation.
- Explain digital democracy and its possible effects.
- Critique the digital divide in a global economy.
New Media Technologies, New Social Issues II
- Analyze creativity and intellectual property rights in the online environment.
- Explain the new role of copyright protection in cyberspace.
- Assess the impact of digital surveillance on personal and professional lives.
Studying Media and Their Influence on Society
- Summarize the history of media effects research.
- Explain various methods of researching media effects.
- Identify the interactions of information, entertainment, and communication.
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