Explores the interrelationships of society and forms of communication. Objectives include developing knowledge of the media, an ability to discuss in an informed manner the issues of communication in a democratic society and to develop an awareness of intelligent use of the media.
In this course, students will critically evaluate information from a broad array of media sources and identify the characteristics used to make their assessment, focusing on such aspects as credibility, ethics, purpose, motivation, conflicts of interest and legal implications. They will demonstrate understanding by applying these skill in writing assignments and activities that explore the nature, history and impact of the media in terms of how various forms engage and interact with society, and they will explore implications for the future as media continue to change how they communicate and influence.
Required Textbooks & Materials
Croteau, David; Hoynes, William (2006). The Business of Media 2nd edition. Pine Forge Press. ISBN: 9781412913157
Lazere, Donald (2013). Thinking Critically about Media and Politics. Paradigm Publishers. ISBN: 9781612052748
Lessons & Exams
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
Lessons consist of reading, watching videos, writing, and quizzes.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams, is subject to change without notice.