hum176 | undergraduate
Media And American Culture
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Advertising and the Culture of Consumerism
- Outline key persuasive techniques used in consumer advertising.
- Identify critical issues in advertising.
- Explain the role of advertising in a culture of consumerism.
Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
- Assess the tension between free speech and constraints on free speech in media.
- Explain the legal and regulatory safeguards on free speech in the media.
The Formative Influence of Mass Media on American Culture
- Summarize the evolution of mass media.
- Identify the effects of mass media on American culture.
Critical Approaches to Mass Media
- Explain the implications of media convergence, in terms of both technology and business.
- Identify issues resulting from dependency on mass media.
- Describe the value of media literacy.
The News Media: Journalism and Democracy
- Assess how information media affect American values.
- Explain the social responsibilities of the news media.
- Describe the role of the news media in politics.
- Evaluate the transformative effect of electronic media on journalism.
The Significance of the Internet and the Digital Age
- Assess credibility issues regarding information on the Internet.
- Explain the implications of easily obtainable information in the digital age.
- Explain the concept of the digital divide.
The Role of Social Media and Virtual Networks
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of social media.
- Explain the role of social media and virtual networks in a broader media culture.
The Impact of Audio Entertainment: Music and Radio
- Explain the reflective relationship between American culture and the audio entertainment media.
- Assess how music and radio have affected American values.
- Analyze the influence of music and radio on social behavior.
The Power of Images: Television and Film
- Explain the reflective relationship between American culture and the visual entertainment media.
- Assess how television and film have affected American values.
- Analyze the influence of television and film on social behavior.
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