SOCY 2800 Mass Communications and Mass Media
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as SOC 77.2.
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3 hours; 3 credits
The role of mass media in modern society. The importance of propaganda, public relations, and public opinion; the effects of advertising on everyday life, and the origins of consumer culture; the consequences of violence in TV and film; the reasons for news distortions in print and broadcast journalism. (Not open to students who have completed Sociology 52.)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] with a grade of B- or higher, or Core Studies 3 with a grade of B- or higher, or Sociology *1101 , or permission of the chairperson.