Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Students will examine media's influence on culture and society and will analyze their
personal media habits. This course helps students evaluate 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 also includes
lessons in advertising, media effects, and application of media theories.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C3; Area E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4).