Jul 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JOUR 12 - Mass Media and Society

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course examines the past and current influences on American society of books, newspapers, magazines, movies, radio, television, recordings, and the internet. With a focus on critical thinking skills, students gain experience in reading and writing persuasive and argumentative essays about problems facing the mass media. Students also learn the history of the eight mass media as well as analyze and evaluate the functions, the responsibilities, the regulations, and the ethics involved in the mass media industry.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Journalism 12 and COMS 265  is one course.

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