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Mass Media

MASS MEDIA: Mass Media is the study of the importance of media as pervasive in modern life. This one-semester course offers students the opportunity to learn about the impact of constant and immediate news, entertainment, and persuasive messages on everyday life. This course will focus on the changing face of information and how media is consumed and produced using evolving technologies. This course includes practice in broadcast journalism, audio/visual storytelling, multimedia storytelling, and web design. Students will evaluate and analyze media at local, national, and global levels. The class will also include a foundation of law, ethics, and social responsibility. The class will be split between developing media literacy and media production skills. **This is not a student publication course, although some of the students’ work may be published on the school news website.



Length:  Semester

Offered:  Fall and Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites:  None


Application: None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: No

Weighted: No


Diploma PathDirected Elective or Elective for All Diploma Paths

Quantitative Reasoning: No


Other: No