bscom410 | undergraduate
Media And Society
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Mass Media and Audiences
- Define mass media and its effects on audiences.
- Explain why mass media views children as a special audience.
- Summarize the five stages of mass media development.
Media Economics, Content, and News
- Determine media producersâ strategies, agendas, and the value of content.
- Assess how reality is portrayed in media.
- Assess the difference between traditional and nontraditional news outlets.
- Explain the criteria by which to determine the quality of news.
Storytelling, Channels, and Social Issues
- Describe the general storytelling formula used within the media.
- Assess controversial content and its relation to cultural values.
- Determine the process of advertising campaign strategies.
- Assess interactive media platforms, including the benefits and risks.
Media Effects, Influence, and Societal Value
- Analyze media effects and their impact on knowledge and beliefs.
- Explain the process of media effects and influence.
- Assess the value of a media literacy strategy and core guidelines for development.
Media Literacy, Information Processing, and Society
- Summarize the meaning of media literacy and its impact.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of automatic information processing.
- Describe information processing and how meaning is assigned.
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