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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CO 225 - Mass Media & Society (3)

The printing press contributed to the spread of knowledge, and eventually-through books, newspapers, magazines, film, sound recordings, radio, television, and the internet-gave voice to cultural beliefs. The class examines the influence mass media has on the process of belief formation by identifying and quantifying the “gatekeepers,” and the role of mass media in shaping societal issues. The emphasis will be on the critical evaluation of media effects on society, which includes an overview of each medium of communication, and the economic and technological developments within. The course provides students with the tools that will enable them to learn about and communicate an understanding of rational and the belief formation processes involving mediated communication. PRE-2015 CORE: Level II. 2015 CORE: Belief & Reason, Acquire. FA, SP