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COM 3060 Media Analysis and Criticism
3.0 Hours; 3.0 Credits

This course critically examines the mass media and their role in society through a variety of case studies, including the representation of gender in advertising, theories of the media audience and media effects, journalistic values and the agenda-setting function of the press, nonfiction film making as a persuasive form, and the future of the mass media in the context of technological change. In addition to addressing specific topics in some detail, the course also provides an overview of media institutions and history in an international context.

Prerequisite: COM 1010