The course has been designed to achieve the following departmental outcomes:
Dominick, Joseph R., The Dynamics of Mass Communication, 12th edition. McGraw Hill Publishing 2012.
How This Course Works and What Will Be Expected of You
There are three exams for this course; midcourse exam1, midcourse exam 2, and the final exam. They are not comprehensive. To study for the exams, review the information in this course packet, review your graded assignments and quizzes, know the information in the review questions, look over and review the main sections of the text, and review the terms and review questions in the text.
This should be sent to me after the completion of lesson 16.
For this assignment you should consider, after spending all of this time studying and analyzing the media and your own media use, what you have learned about the media in a 2-page paper (you will be penalized for going over 2 pages). Make sure you answer the following questions in your paper: 1) What did you learn about the media? 2) What were your expectations and were they met? 3) Do you feel differently about the media now? 4) How does the world see the media compared to how you see the media? 5) How does all of this fit into the Lord’s plan for us?
Grades will be based on the following:
|3 Exams (16% each)||48%|
|Media Issue Paper #1||7%|
|Media Issue Paper #2||7%|
|Media Issue Paper Confirmations (#1 and #2)(1% each)||2%|
|Media Journals (Portfolio Submissions 1-2) (4% each)||8%|
|Portfolio 3 including Media Journal Reflection Paper||12%|
Grades will be based on the following percentages:
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Sixteen computer-graded assignments, may not retake; three instructor-graded assignments, and two five-page papers may be resubmitted once for a fee.
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