MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication Schedule

Mass Communication and Communication Studies Dept. | Towson University

Minimester 2018

(This schedule is subject to change. Look for updates before every class)

This class meets M/TU/W/TH from 9-12:25  in MC 203

*********************************Week One********************************

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Introduction to the course and to the field of Mass Communication

Discussion of assignments and workload

Homework:

  • Read: Campbell, ch. 1, 2

Wednesday, Jan. 3

History of Mass Communication | Mass Communication and Technology

Homework:

  • Read: Campbell, ch. 13, 15
  • Quiz # 1 over Chaps. 1 and 2 on Thursday

Thursday, Jan. 4

**Quiz #1**

Media Economics | Media Effects and Cultural Approaches to Research

Homework:

  • Exam #1 is on Monday, January 8 (ch. 1, 2, 13, 15)
  • Career memo is due on Tuesday,  Jan. 9 at the start of class

*********************************Week Two*****************************

Monday, Jan. 8

Exam #1

Homework:

  • Read Campbell ch. 8, 10

Tuesday, Jan. 9

**career memo due**

Newspapers and the Rise of Modern Journalism | Books and the Power of Print

Homework:

  • Read: Campbell, ch. 11
  • Quiz #2 on Newspapers  and books on Wednesday, Jan. 10

Wednesday, Jan. 10

**Quiz #2 (Newspapers and Books)**

Advertising and Commercial Culture

Homework:

  • Read: Campbell, ch. 12–Public Relations
  • Quiz #3 on Advertising on Thursday, Jan. 11

Thursday, Jan. 11

**Quiz 3 (advertising)**

Public Relations  and Framing the Message

Homework:

  • Work on career pkg and presentation
  • Exam #2 on Tuesday, Jan. 16

 

*********************************Week Three******************************

Monday, Jan. 15

No class–Martin Luther King day

Tuesday, Jan. 16

***Exam #2–chapters 8, 10, 11,12***

Homework:

  • Read Campbell, Ch. 14–culture of journalism, Ch. 16 –legal controls

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Culture of Journalism and Ethics | Legal Controls and Freedom of Expression

Homework:

  • Work on career pkg and presentation–due Thursday, Jan. 18

Thursday,  Jan. 18

**Career PKG due** **Presentations for Career Package**

Homework:

  • exam #3 on Monday, Jan. 22

*********************************Week Four********************************

Monday, Jan. 22

Last class!

Exam # 2 (Chapters 14, 16)