JOUR 150: Media and Society

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
The role of the media in contemporary society, including development, influence, rights, responsibilities, issues and trends - with emphasis on the social, political and economic effects.
Course Outcomes
  • Compare and evaluate various forms of mass media and their effect on society.
  • Use critical reasoning skills to distinguish fact from opinion and judge the credibility of various information sources.
  • Describe and apply basic mass media principles as well as social science methods (e.g. interviews, observation and surveys) to analyze examples from the media.
  • Illustrate and explain why an understanding of news and media literacy is important in the 21st century.