Mass Media History and Philosophy

Mass Media History and Philosophy
Historical and philosophical development of today's media. Approaches may include theories of media change, social responsibility, economic factors, and influential pioneers.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMajor or minor status.
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining COMMS 301
Course Outcomes

American Mass Media History

Students will understand how the technical, professional, and societal development of American mass media influenced current media philosophy.

American Media and Society

Students will understand the relationship between the development of American media, freedom of expression, and American society.

Contributors to American Media

Students will recognize the men and women who contributed to the development of American mass media.


Students will gain an understanding of gender and race in relation to both the development and effect of mass media in American history.