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"I chose Morrisville because my visit to Morrisville during my senior year of high school convinced me that it seemed like the right place for me. My soccer coach managed to get the Morrisville head coach, at the time, to try me out and practice with the team. Not only were the team and the captains so inviting, but walking around campus and seeing such a different environment other than the city life convinced me that a change of scenery was what I needed."

School of Liberal Arts

Dean: Paul F. Griffin
Phone: (315) 684-6081

Journalism & Communication for Online Media B.S.

Course Description

Mass Media and Society

An investigation of the effects of mass media on society and social systems. This course examines the processes of mass media and their influences on their audiences, with emphasis on the majority and minority voices and viewpoints it creates and promotes. Specific topics will include race, class and gender in mass media, gate-keeping and agenda-setting in media content, news media, entertainment media, feedback and control, audience analysis, and developing skills in critical media literacy. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 with a C+ or better, or permission of instructor 3 credits (3 lecture hours)

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Marti C. Howell-Collins
(315) 684-6167
Hamilton Hall, Room 036

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