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COMD 260 : Introduction to Media

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Introduction to Media
The structure of professional opportunities in, and social sciences arising from media industries. Required of all Communication students. Must be taken within the first year of entering the program.

This is a required course for the Communication major and it is designed to introduce students to the mass media. The course introduces a spectrum of issues related to the history and current practices of mass media, careers in the media industry, and the theoretical and practical issues that arise from living in a mediated culture.

1. Discuss the history and current practices of mass media; this includes but is not limited to: print media, radio, music, television, film, digital media, and social media.2. Understand the relationship between technology and the media, in particular the relationship between new media and society.3. Recount and evaluate theories of mass media.4. Apply a critical methodology to the examination/discussion of the media.5. Define key terms in mass media theory and practice.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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