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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. • C-ID: JOUR 100.

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.

1285   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 106   Brewington R H

1286   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 117   Simmons R D

1287   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brewer S L

Above section 1287 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

MEDIA 10, Media, Gender, and Race    3 units

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

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

This course is an historical overview of media in the United States. Using readings from selected texts, clips from movies, radio and television broadcasts, as well as period literature, students analyze and debate representations in the media with a focus on class, gender, and race/ethnicity. Critical thinking is stressed in this course.

1288   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   LS 152   Movius L

1289   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   LS 152   Movius L

1290   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 119   Giggans J H

1291   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E

Above section 1291 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1292   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Muñoz M E

Above section 1292 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

MEDIA 46, Television Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 46.

This course provides basic training in the use of television equipment and facilities; camera operations; audio and video control; lighting; graphics; editing; portable video, and audio production techniques.

NEW 1397   10:15a-2:30p TTh   LS 106   Fetzer G C

   Arrange-6 Hours        Fetzer G C

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