This course is designed to introduce you, in general terms, to the study of interpersonal and mass communication. The approach will be inter‑disciplinary. You will be exposed to some of the basic methods and theoretical perspectives that social scientists and others use to study interpersonal and mass communication and many of the basic concepts that they use to describe and explain that communication. You will also be given a basic historical overview of each of the major mass media.
The basic objectives of this course are long‑term and intellectual in nature. Greater understanding of yourself and your world will result from the serious study of interpersonal and mass communication. The course will also provide the student with a foundation for further study in the discipline.