SPE 245 1301 - The Mass Media (Required of all VAT majors)

The focus of this course is to provide an understanding of the influence and impact on our lives and society by the mass media. The course examines the history, law, technology, economics and politics of the mass media through independent study, field trips, etc. Students are encouraged to be aware of techniques of influence used by the mass media to influence and determine social and political values. In addition, students learn to develop tools for critical analysis of and standards for discriminating consumption of the mass media.

Course Credit: 03

Professor Benjamin Powell

Special Instructions and Information:

This is a hybrid course meeting every Monday from 1pm to 2:40pm in F504.