Media and Communication

Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

From banner ads to billboards, newspaper articles, and Facebook feeds, people are constantly sharing ideas. This course looks at the many facets of mass media. Students will learn how the media shapes every aspect of our lives. We examine the role of newspapers, books, magazines, radio, movies, television, and the growing influence of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Course Prerequisites


Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials


Major Concepts

  • Introduction to Mass Media and Communication
  • Print Media: Newspapers, Magazines, & Books
  • Electronic Media: Radio, Movies, and Televisions
  • The Internet & Social Media
  • The Powerful Influence of Media
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Media Law and Regulations
  • The Ethics of Media