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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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JOUR 2100 - Media Literacy and Society

Lec. 3. Credit 3.
This course will explore the historical development and current status of mass media from a consumer’s point of view with the goal of improving media literacy skills.  Topics relate to the construction and deconstruction of media messages and how they influence individuals, specialized and mass audiences, and society as a whole. Students develop global perspectives by encountering issues dealing with the relationship of the media to government, education, society, politics, economics, religion, culture, family, and the individual as well as the role and responsibility of a free press in a democratic society.

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