Survey of Mass Media - CST 114 at Virginia Western Community College

Effective: 2023-05-01

Course Description

Examines the history and current understanding of mass communication. Covers print media (newspapers, magazines, and books), electronic media (radio, television, film, the Internet), advertising, public relations, and mass media theory, research, and ethics.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

The course is intended to help students understand and recognize the need for media literacy skills in an ever-changing society where mass communication and technology play a prominent role in our everyday lives. Identify the changes history has played in the evolution of mass communication.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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