The following is a list of class meetings for this semester.
Reading assignments are to be completed by the class date listed.
Additional Assignments are listed in the course discussion notes.
On exam days, we will reconvene at 7:45 to discuss the exam.
|Session||Date||Discussion Notes||Readings (to be completed before class on the date listed)|
|1||M Jan 29||Course orientation||Buy book. Join Blackboard e-group as per instructions.|
|2||M Feb 5||The Scope of the Mass Media||Chapter 1, Introduction|
|3||Th Feb 15||The First Mass Media Industry||Chapter 2, Books. Bring your textbooks to class.
Note that we meet on Thursday this week.
|4||W Feb 21||Periodical Publishing||Chapter 3, Newspapers and Chapter 4, Magazines.
Note that we meet on Wednesday this week.
|5||M Feb 26||Exam: Discussion Notes and Study Guide.||Test #1; bring in two sharpened #2 pencils with clean erasers. 7:45 p.m. Discuss Test 1.|
|6||M Mar 5||Motion Publishing||Chapter 5, Movies.|
|7||M Mar 12||Audio: From Publishing to Broadcasting||Chapter 6, Recordings and Chapter 7, Radio.|
|8||M Mar 19||Television: Supersizing audiences||Chapter 8, Television.|
|9||M Mar 26||New Mass Media: The Internet and Convergent Interfaces||Chapter 9, The Internet; Review for Test 2.|
Spring Break. No Class.
|10||M Apr 16||Exam: Discussion Notes and Study Guide||Test #2. Don't forget the pencils. 7:45 p.m., Discuss Test #2.|
|11||M Apr 25||Audiences and the Uses of Mass Media||Chapter 10, News|
|12||M Apr 30||Message Makers and the Uses of Mass Media||Chapter 11, Public Relations; Chapter 12, Advertising|
|13||M May 7||Understanding Media Effects||Chapter 13, Impact.|
|14||M May 14||Careers in Mass Media and their Legal and Ethical Requirements||Chapter 14, Media Law; Chapter 15, Ethics; Review for Test 3. ALL PAPERS DUE.|
|15||M May 21||Final Exam: Discussion Notes and Study Guide||Test 3. Did I mention the pencils? 7:45 p.m., Discuss Test #3. and Course Wrap Up.|