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2016-2017 Catalog Year
JOUR-101: Critical Analysis of Mass Media

General Information

  • Name: Critical Analysis of Mass Media
  • Discipline: Journalism
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Surveys the role of newspapers, radio, television, the Internet, advertising and public relations organizations. Offers interpretation of the day's news and analysis of media performance.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Critically study the flow of news and information
  • Explore how media influences us and our society
  • Better understand how the various media operate and why they are important to our academic and career goals and our daily lives
  • Become better media consumers
  • Anticipate how our media might appear in the 21st century
  • Determine what use each of us might make of the media

III: Course Linkage

Successful students will:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication appropriate to their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Have problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Have effective and efficient learning skills, including the location and evaluation of information.
  • Understand the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in the modern world.

Scheduled JOUR-101 classes:

Spring 2017

There are currently no JOUR-101 classes scheduled for this term.