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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Introduction to Mass Communication

2. Course Prefix & Number:
COMM 1450

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This course will study how mass forms of communication disseminate information and influence situations. Included will be an introduction to the history and development of mass communication systems: newspapers, magazines, books, recorded music, radio, television, movies and social networking. Units in advertising and public relations will also be included. Students will study and critically assess the technical, historical, social, economic, global and ethical aspects of mass communication including legal issues, global citizenship, and rights and responsibilities as media consumers and producers.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 237

6. Prerequisite Courses:

COMM 1450 - Introduction to Mass Communication

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

COMM 1450 - Introduction to Mass Communication

There are no corequisites for this course.