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This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Mass Communications (common course-id JOUR 100), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).

CID Number: JOUR 100

General Course Description - JOUR 100:

Survey of mass communication and the interrelationships of media with society including history, structure and trends in a digital age. Discussion of theories and effects, economics, technology, law and ethics, global media, media literacy, and social issues, including gender and cultural diversity.

Minimum Units:  3.0

Date Added to MERLOT: October 11, 2015
License: Creative Commons License
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Pedagogical Approach:
  • Mass media structures
  • History of individual media
  • Media issues, economics and trends
  • Societal and cultural relationships with the media
  • Media literacy
  • Media effects
  • Legal issues involving media
  • Global media
Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Evalute the role, power and influence of the mass media
  • Recognize the influence and role of technology in affecting mass media content and the impact it has on society
  • Develop critical thinking skills to analyze media’s influence
  • Identify the major mass media
  • Understand the development/history of the mass media in the United States
  • Describe roles of the mass media in society and society's relationship with the media
  • Define the five freedoms of the first amendment
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of legal responsibilities of the mass media, including areas of libel, privacy, pornography, copyright and freedom of information
  • Understand global media trends
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