Sociology of Mass Communication
Studies in relationship between mass communication and social organization. Topics include history and organization of major media institutions, social forces that shape production of mass media news and entertainment, selected studies in media content, and effects of media on society.
What you can learn.
- Understand the role of media in your own lives and the lives of others, on personal, political, and broadly social levels
- Be aware of the many forms that media can take, and different ways that different media affect us
- Discern the presence and effect of course topics and materials in your own everyday lives