COMM 202: Media and Society

COMM 202-K01: Media and Society
(Spring 2023)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G201

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Section Information for Spring 2023

Media and Society is a class that investigates what media is, how it has affected society through the ages, and what impacts it has on society today. It also takes a look at the questions: Does society affect media and/or does media affect society? How or how not? This class begins with the most fundamental aspect of media, the written form. It reviews what impact writing has had on the world. By doing so, we are better prepared to understand and discuss how we make sense of our world today. The course then goes to discover the effects of sound and how it has been used and is currently used in our society. From there, we look at the visual aspects of media from both an historical viewpoint as well as using our world lens to discuss how visual aspects of media impact our current lives/world as global citizens. Lastly, we will investigate the always-changing digital world, which combines all three of elements we discussed through the semester. This course focuses not only on our current day society and the impact of media, but on the historical aspects of media and society in order that we are able to intelligently discuss how we, as a society, act and react to what we see and hear in the media today


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines the relationship between media and society through the study of the development of various media systems in the United States, including print media, radio, television, film, the recording industry, and new communication technologies. Introduces media effects and basic theories. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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