The mass media, more than ever before, plays a vital role in how information is disseminated and how societies are shaped and function. As traditional forms of media and information dissemination change rapidly in an increasingly technological world, it is more important than ever for students to understand the way that media work, as well as learn to evaluate the messages that are sent. All students can benefit from the study of mass communications institutions, functions and techniques. In this media analysis concentration, students will learn to understand the roles that media play, how they are changing and their impact. They will be given the tools they need to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret media messages in order to become wise consumers of media themselves.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- Students must be at the sophomore level (25 credits) in order to take upper-division courses.
- No pass/fail credit accepted.
Core 9 Hours Required
MCO 120 Media and Society
MCO 240 Media Issues in American Pop Culture
MCO 418 History of Mass Communication
Electives 9 Hours Required
Choose elective courses from the following:
MCO 302 Media Research Methods
MCO 307 The Digital Audience
MCO 335 Social Media
MCO 366 Media Ethics and Diversity
MCO 403 Media Law
MCO 425 Digital Media Literacy
MCO 426 Digital Media Literacy II
MCO 427 Misinformation and Society
MCO 428 Digital Media and Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century
MCO 430 International Mass Communication
MCO 431 Media Entrepreneurship
MCO 450 Visual Communication
MCO 455 War and the Mass Media
MCO 456 Political Communication
MCO 460 Race, Gender and Media
MCO 465 Sports and Media
MCO 470 Exploring the Business of Journalism
MCO 473 Sex, Love and Romance in the Mass Media
MCO 494 Special Topic courses
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