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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

MAET-110 Media History and Theory

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
This course will explore both the history and structure of the electronic media industry and the many ways in which it impacts our daily lives. This course is directed at students as both consumers and producers of media. This class will focus on the various forms and functions of electronic media as well as the industry’s social and ethical implications. Development of critical vocabulary for analyzing and discussing electronic media will be stressed.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify the characteristics of a variety of electronic media, including television, radio, film, music, internet, video games and portable devices and explain how these characteristics influence meaning 2. Identify the advantages, disadvantages, future trends and limitations of the various forms of electronic media 3. Describe the history and structure of electronic media industries 4. Communicate knowledge of technological, legal and social issues related to and affecting electronic media 5. Explain ways in which electronic media influences and shapes environments and activities 6. Describe the roles and interrelationships of electronic media professionals, consumers, regulators and financial interests 7. Analyze and critique mass media content.