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MCOM 400. Ethics, Media Impact and Society

Department: Mass Communications
Description: Ethical issues confronting the field of Mass Communications and the impact and functions of the mass media in a diverse society.
Prerequisites: MCOM 200
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Students must have completed at least 60 credits

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and discuss the economic structure and political economy of mass media in a consumer society
2. Critically analyze effects of media professionals in shaping culture, the economy and politics
3. Critically analyze the role of diversity in shaping society, democracy and mass media
4. Define, apply and synthesize key theories in mass communication
5. Identify and critically analyze ethical problems in mass communications in a systematic way

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