BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Mass Communication and Society



$ 579.00

Instructor: Thomas Eugene Robinson PhD
Credits: 3.00

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

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.