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COMM250 - Mass Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM250 Course ID: 2919 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introduction to major mass communication theories as a context to examine major issues surrounding mass media in American society. Students will trace the history and development of the major media, both nationally and internationally, and examine the connection to, and interdependence of, each medium to other media. Emphasis will be placed on the current status of each medium and its influence on society and vice versa.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Explain the impact of mass communication on society.
CO2: Understand the role of the media in culture and society.
C03: Identify and explain the historical significance of multiple types of media.
C04: Analyze the social, political and economic effects of mass media.
C05: Explain the ethical and legal responsibilities of mass media.
C06: Understand and explain mass communication technologies.

NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Introduction 6.25 %
Forum 1 6.25 %
Forum 2 6.25 %
Forum 3 6.25 %
Forum 4 6.25 %
Forum 5 6.25 %
Forum 6 6.25 %
Forum 7 6.25 %
Media Research/Final Project 50.00 %
Topic Proposal (Week 2) 12.50 %
Annotated Bibliography (Week 4) 12.50 %
Final Paper (Week 8) 25.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.