AHSS 1060 Mass Communications Syllabus

University of Guelph-Humber, Fall 2016


About This Course

This course examines the theories and practices of the mass media and its impact on society. It examines the purposes of the mass media in a democratic society by comparing the works of various theorists such as, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, and Neil Postman. This course is a study of traditional media –newspapers, magazines, television, radio, film – and the rapidly growing new media