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Media Studies

The courses listed here were previously listed under Broadcasting and Communication.

Also see courses listed under Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Journalism.

MEDIA 1, Survey of Mass Media Communications    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4G (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communication 1.

This course introduces aspects of communications and the impact of mass media on the individual and society. The survey includes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cable, motion pictures, online media, advertising, public relations, theories of communication, and mass communication modes, processes and effects.

1157   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 106   Brewington R H

1158   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 117   Simmons R D

1159   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 1159 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

MEDIA 10, Journalism, Gender, and Race    3 units

Transfer: UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement); CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social and Behavior Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communication 10. This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This multimedia course is an overview of print and broadcast journalism in the United States from World War I to the present. Using readings from selected texts, old newsreels, clips from movies, radio and television broadcasts as well as period literature, students will analyze and debate the changes in journalists and journalism with particular focus on social class, gender and ethnicity. Critical thinking will be stressed in this course.

1160   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUS 252   Charles H E

1161   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 119   Gougis M J

1162   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E

Above section 1162 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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