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2017-2018 Catalog Year
JOUR-120: Media in Modern Life

General Information

  • Name: Media in Modern Life
  • 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

Explores the profound transition from life with mass media to life in networked media. Researches the meaning of media through anthropological, political and historical perspectives.

II: Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the ways that various media industries have developed throughout history. This includes both the development of various industries as well as their place in everyday life.
  • Critically analyze media artifacts by understanding the social, economic, cultural, and historical forces that mutually shape its form and content.
  • Understand your own media consumption habits as well as broader media consumption trends.
  • Gain a basic understanding of media effects theories, including their strengths and limitations.

III: Course Linkage

  • 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-120 classes:

Spring 2018

There are currently no JOUR-120 classes scheduled for this term.