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Spring 2014 COM 200 Mass Media and Society (3 units)

Section #4237    Begins January 21     Ends May 23

Course Description

This course explores various facets of mass media, with an emphasis on major changes in print and electronic media and the effects of mass communication on individuals and society. Specific topics covered include: the internet and digital media, popular music, television, film, print media (newspapers/magazines/books), advertising, and the role of media in a democratic society.

Recommended Prep: ENG 80 with a minimum grade of C or qualification for ENG 200 through the assessment process.

  • Instructor:  Jody Gehrman
  • Email: jgehrman@mendocino.edu After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Media & Culture, 8th Edition
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 to 12 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests: Midterm, final, quizzes, two multimedia projects.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at https://myetudes.org/portal

Log-in ID

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

Default Password: Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.

ETUDES link