Lecture, three hours. Today's mass media are thriving business, central part of cultural identity, and vital component of democracy. How do these different and often conflicting functions determine content of mass media? Examination of psychological dynamics of advertising, nature of entertainment and mass culture, practice of propaganda, and changing patterns of media ownership. Assessment of impact of mass media on individuals and social institutions. Letter grading.

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Instructor
Francis Steen
Previously taught
23W 22W 21S 21W 20W 19S 19W 18S 17F
Formerly offered as
COMM ST 133

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