SPE-245 003 - 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. Co-requisite: SPE 100 or permission of department

Course Credit: 03


Professor: Suzanne Schick | sschick@bmcc.cuny.edu

Special Instructions and Information:

Contact instructor one week before classes start the first day of classes

Students must check their BMCC email regularly.

One face-to-face orientation

Textbook: Media/Impact by Shirley Biagi, ISBN#978-0-485-57146-9