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Introduction to Mass Media (COM200)
Spring 2008
Professor: Antonio Lopez
Department of Communication and English
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ROME

This course provides an introduction to the history and functioning of the mass media based on lectures, reading, and analysis of various media products. Students will gain an understanding of the forces, origins, and principles that shaped mass media, explore some ethical and legal issues that media users and practitioners may face, and learn how the mass media are changing in the 21st century.

Update: Syllabus has been modified. See week one and two for new reading assignments (Jan. 29).

Download the current syllabus

How to use this Website:

Course info – this is where you find all the class policies
Weekly links – This is where you will find supplemental links and updates for weekly discussion and reading.
Class blog – This is where you will post your media journal entries.
Resources – This is where you will find links for further reading, resources and technical information.