2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 120 Media Literacy


3 credits

This course focuses on the development of media consumers’ skills in evaluating mass media messages intended for diverse audiences on multiple platforms, including print, broadcast, and electronically mediated platforms. Students will acquire knowledge and skills that enable them to distinguish between fact and opinion; define the credibility of sources; determine the accuracy of messages; identify supported and non supported claims; detect prejudice, identify obvious and indirect assumptions; identify logical incongruities; and evaluate the strength of arguments. Students will also study and practice effective oral/public communication skills.



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