JOUR 1220: Communication and the Influence of Mass Media

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

The interdependent relationship between media technology and communication has evolved over the years to influence the audience's sense of nationalism, culture, and self-awareness. Students examine the effect of the media's historical transformations, from the screen culture surrounding television to the interactive modalities of online. They critically analyze how forms of communication media impact audience persuasion, financial incentive, collaborative connections, and diversity.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum 70% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in a university-level English course for which Langara College awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; an "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or permission of the instructor.

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