2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM 241 - Foundations of Mass Communication

3 CR
A theoretical and practical introduction to mass media, concentrating on electronic media (radio and television), the internet, magazines, newspapers, and books. Students will learn the historical development, sociological impact, and current industry trends of mass media.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Comunications
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the history and principles of mass communication and its digital transformation.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of media literacy and distinguishing between mediated and non-mediated communication.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of print media, audio media, visual media, interactive media and social media.
  4. Describe and explain the principles of media ethics.
  5. Describe and explain the principles of Mass Communication and politics in a digital age.
  6. Explain the global media system and the questions it raises for an increasingly interconnected world.