Intro to Mass Communication

Course Overview

Course Code: JRNL-101

Department: Journalism

Credit Hours: 3.00

Illinois Articulation Initiative Number: IAI MC 911

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Provides an overview of the nature, functions, and responsibilities of the mass communication industries in a global environment with an emphasis on the media's role in American society. On successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the reciprocal influence of the media and contemporary society; analyze representative research in mass communications; trace the historical development of various media forms; distinguish media functions-information, persuasion, entertainment, and transmission of culture; comprehend methods of media organization, finance, and regulation in a global environment; descriptive usage and impact of the various media; and critically analyze legal and ethical media issues.

Course Schedule


Term: Fall 2022

Section Name: JRNL-101-OL01D

Location: Online

Available Seats: 21

Faculty Name: B. Wilkins

Min Credits: 3.00


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