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DGME 100 Media in Society

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
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
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C3; Area E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4).
C-ID: JOUR 100