COMMS 301

Mass Media History and Philosophy

Communications College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Historical and philosophical development of today's media. Approaches may include theories of media change, social responsibility, economic factors, and influential pioneers.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Major or minor status

Title

American Mass Media History

Learning Outcome

Students will understand how the technical, professional, and societal development of American mass media influenced current media philosophy.

Title

American Media and Society

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the relationship between the development of American media, freedom of expression, and American society.

Title

Contributors to American Media

Learning Outcome

Students will recognize the men and women who contributed to the development of American mass media.

Title

Diversity

Learning Outcome

Students will gain an understanding of gender and race in relation to both the development and effect of mass media in American history.