Media Theory

About the Class

This 4000-level theory-based course explores theory and research around mediated communication in society and in people’s lives. It introduces students to major theories in the field of mediated communication and presents the current state of knowledge in this area. The course addresses strengths and limitations of various types of media theories, including social scientific and critical/cultural approaches.

The Journalism Curriculum

Critical thinking skills are a part of the Journalism curriculum. This course should develop your critical thinking about the influence of media on individuals and the role of media in society, as well as your ability to critically evaluate theories and interpret research. 

Additionally, the Journalism curriculum has 11 goals for students to achieve throughout their academic career. These are adopted from the ACEJMC, and this course includes seven of them. 

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