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Communication Studies/Journalism 55

Media Communication and Society


Catalog Description: Introduction to the basic concepts of mass communication, including the effects, uses, and functions associated with the goods and services of mass media. Examination of the ways mass media combine with other institutions to affect the organization, design, and comprehension of messages, as well as political thought, cultural beliefs, and economic behavior.

Prerequisite and requirements. None, but Communication Studies and Journalism majors and minors must complete with a grade of "C-" of better.

Number of Units: 3

Students are encouraged to get an electronic mail account and have computer access to the Web. All CSUS students enrolled in one or more units can create a SacLink account for electronic mail and Internet services. Although a home computer with a high speed modem running Netscape or Internet Explorer would be beneficial, students can use the Web from one of the campus student labs. Check out System Check and Computer Hardware Recommendations for more information about equipment.


last updated: 01/21/2005
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