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JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course provides a survey of mass communication and the interrelationships of media with society, including history, structure, and trends. Discussion focuses on analysis of the impact of the media on society and culture as well as on ways that social institutions shape the media. Problems and issues are examined in light of social and cultural constructs, economics, technology, law and ethics, and social issues, including gender and cultural diversity. This course is designed for transfer students in the social sciences, for journalism majors, and any student interested in how society and mass media are interrelated.

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