BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Mass Communication and Society



$ 564.00

Instructor: Thomas Eugene Robinson PhD
Credits: 3.00

Course Currently Unavailable


Historical and modern roles of mass media in society, emphasizing media effects on individuals and institutions.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Living in the Media World
Lesson 2: Perspectives on Mass Communication
Lesson 3: The Internet and Social Media
Lesson 4: Newspapers
Lesson 5: Magazines
Lesson 6: Books
Lesson 7: Radio
Lesson 8: Sound Recording
Lesson 9: Motion Pictures
Lesson 10: Broadcast, Cable, Satellite, and Internet Television
Lesson 11: News Gathering and Reporting
Lesson 12: Public Relations
Lesson 13: Advertising
Lesson 14: Formal Controls: Laws, Rules, and Regulations
Lesson 15: Ethics and Other Informal Controls
Lesson 16: Social Effects of Mass Communication

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Students planning to apply to the Communications program at Brigham Young University must have completed this course and received a grade one month prior to the program application deadline. Students should purchase a new textbook bundled with CD for best results.
Optional Materials Cost
   COMMS-101-M001 Readings Packet    $ 12.00