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CMA 209 Mass Media and Revolution (CORE—Social and Behavioral Analysis)

(First semester—even years/3 credits) 

Students will explore how the mass media foster, influence and are shaped by political and social revolutions. Students will consider how predominant press theories explain the media's role in revolutions from the American Revolution through current uprisings in the Middle East, including the American civil rights movement and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Students will consider how the mass media interact with power structures within society and how various members of society use the media to communicate ideas and instigate change.