POLS 378 :: Meaning of Mass Media
Spring 2014 @UH West Oahu

CRN: 69177
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: M. Mironesco
808-689-2372 (Ph)
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 01/13/2014 - 05/09/2014
Course Prerequisites: Pre: ENG 100; ENG 200 recommended.
Course Description: This course examines how mass communications increasingly shapes modern values and behavior. The birth of mass communication with the industrial production line at the beginning of the 19th century is traced to the electronic revolution of satellite communication and the Internet. The analysis includes: the differences between propaganda, socialization and education; the central role of advertising and entertainment in modern culture; whose messages get communicated, why, and to what effect; and the ways in which the medium itself determines the content of the message. Possibilities for preferred change are considered.
Textbooks: Books may be purchased at the West Oahu bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu.
Technical Requirements: This is an internet class. No required chats. Access the class through https://laulima.hawaii.edu. Use your UH username and password to login. Computer requirements for online courses and Laulima tutorials are available at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/academics/distance-learning/online-student-tutorials/
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