Introduction to Mass Communication: Introduces students to the history of mass communication. Reviews basic mass communication theory with a goal of understanding how media institutions and government regulation influence mass media and the public.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

-- Identify and discuss the development of print and broadcast media, their history and legal and ethical considerations in a democratic society.

-- Identify pioneers in mass communications.

-- Evaluate their own media consumption habits and critically analyze the impact of mass media on society and their own lives