Building on skills and insights obtained in COM 111, students survey the history and evolution of mass media industries in the United States to achieve a basic understanding of current trends that affect the future of the industry. They analyze and evaluate themes and create media that examines the formative history and current issues related to print, motion picture, sound recording, radio, television, the Internet, games, social media and emerging communication technologies. Projects developed are distributed over class, school and community-based channels. Students are required to research, interview primary and secondary sources, analyze research, write, create and produce media work to build upon their digital portfolio. Students analyze legal, ethical and controversial issues confronting mass media industries.
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