Mass Communication and Culture

Undergraduate Introduction Course_Online

This course introduces students to a variety of mass media within the field Mass Communications. As they complete each unit or module, students will explore the following topics:

1. The evolution of mass media

2. How mass media and culture influence each other

3. The concept of media literacy

4. Controversial news stories


  • Reading and video materials are accessible online and/or through Creative Commons
  • Targeted student population include undergraduate Mass Communications/Journalism majors

Textbook: Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication (online), PDF: by Jack Lule


Self-Evaluation Chart


Writing Rubric for all written assignments, Short Film Documentaries**

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