COMM 101 - The Media, Past and Present
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Enforced Prerequisites:
Freshman, sophomore or junior standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class provides an introduction to the evolution and impact of the mass media and digital media on American culture. Because the media have been, since the late 19th century, the major storytellers of our time, we will focus on the stories they have told us over the years, and provide you with important stories about the media, past, and present. We will review the ideological, technological, industrial, and regulatory developments that have produced our existing media ecosystem, and consider how media content has, over the years, inspired considerable controversy over who should get to tell stories through the media and should not. Our goal is to provide you with a sense of the strong connections between the history of the mass media and their present-day formations and uses in the United States and to provide you with the critical tools and language to deconstruct their storytelling assumptions and techniques.

Schedule

COMM 101 - The Media, Past and Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11129
Open
53
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11130
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11131
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11132
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11133
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: 15 seats reserved for Freshmen
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11134
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: 5 seat reserved for LSA Honors
007 (DIS)
 In Person
11135
Closed
0
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11136
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
11137
Closed
0
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
18410
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
099 (MID)
 In Person
30845
Open
53
 
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