Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Students in this class will analyze their personal media habits while also examining
media's influence on culture and society. This course invites students to think about
the ways in which they receive and perceive news and entertainment. Students will
be guided through
the extraordinary history of mass communication, from cave drawings to texting. This
course incorporates newspaper, TV, radio, the Internet, mobile devices, and the predicted
convergence of all electronic media. Other topics include propaganda, research and
theories, and advertising.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C3; Area E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4).