Why should we study the media? Perhaps because we can no longer escape being involved with the media in our daily lives. This course is a general overview to Media Studies. We will study the basic terms and concepts related to Media Studies in order to discuss various issues concerning mass media today. The aim of this course is to get students acquainted with the workings of mass media as an integral part of our society.
Students will be evaluated by their attendance, quizzes and final examination. Depending on class size, participation in class discussions and group work will also be counted as part of the final grade.
Handouts, videos, and others
Will be introduced in class
Students are expected to improve their critical-thinking skills, and take notes in English. They are also required to ACTIVELY participate in class activities.
(Subject to change) Media-induced rituals Elitist and the populist views of culture and mass media Concepts of hard news today Core values in U.S. journalism Media's role as agenda-setters Concentration of ownership Critical issues regarding advertisement Persuasion techniques and appeals in advertising
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