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MCOM1142 – Popular Culture and Social Media pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 7. This course explores various mediums including books, magazines, newspapers, radio, film, television and Internet and the implications of each on society. The ever-changing social mediums will be explored, along with the impact they have on communication. Topics may include social networking sites, implications of advertising and the evolution of reality television.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: ENGL1101
  1. Explore various mediums.
  2. Examine the evolution of each medium.
  3. Determine the influence popular social mediums have on cultures.
  4. Analyze the social implications of advertising.
  5. Describe the evolution of television and reality television.
  6. Identify strategies used by various media to engage the public.
  7. Understand how social media websites affect the communication process.
  8. Critique past and current advertising in relationship to cultural norms.
  9. Explain and identify target audiences and their psychological and physiological needs.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 3. Personal, Social, and Ethical Responsibility
  • 4. Technology
  • 7. Human Diversity

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