Telecommunications | Introduction to Media and Society
T205 | 23181 | Chock, M.

1)    The course prerequisites.  NO PREREQUISITES

2)   Course objectives:
This course seeks to involve you in the study of the mass media as
social institutions, particularly their effects on social norms,
public opinion, government, and popular tastes.  We will explore the
nature of the relationship between certain aspects of media and
media industries and the variety of people, processes, and forces
that help make up society.  I hope that you will leave this class
with an understanding of the very complex relationship between media
industries and individuals, social forces and processes, and a
continuing interest in being a savvy media consumer and a well
informed professional.

3)   Course format:  Lecture (126 students)

4)    This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies
distribution requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It
may, or may not, also count toward other degree requirements. For
more information about which requirements this course could fulfill
see the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at . If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.

5)   Required Texts:  These texts MAY be assigned for the Fall 2005

Potter, J. W. (2005).  Media literacy (3rd Ed.).  Thousand Oaks, Ca:

Alexander, A. & Hanson, J. (Eds.) (2005).  Taking sides:
Clashing views on controversial issues in mass media and society
(8th ed.).  Guilford, CT:  McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

6)	Meeting Times & Room:  MW	5:45-7:00