Course SummaryCommunications 106 covers communication methods, technologies and approaches in the digital age. This affordable and easily accessible course can be studied at any time, and it can help you improve your academic performance, study for exams or boost your understanding of modern-day communication.
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If you're looking for an overview of digital age communication topics, this course is for you. Communications 106 examines the basics of mass communication and media, media literacy, digital communication tools and the regulation of digital media. You'll also see how the digital age has impacted the print, radio/recording, television/movie and video game industries.
The course comes with plenty of assessments that help you see how well you understand the information. You can always reach out to our instructors if you have any questions about the lesson topics. Students who are currently in a digital communication course can use these resources to complement their textbooks, and the course can benefit anyone who wants to develop a high-level understanding of the modern era's changing communication landscape.
|Introduction to Communication||Define communication; outline the communication process; identify several types and channels of communication; describe the evolution of communication devices.|
|Mass Communication Theories & Models||Identify multiple theories of mass communication; describe Laswell's model of mass communication; discuss the functions of mass communication; connect science, technology and mass communication.|
|Mass Media & Communication||Define mass media and media convergence; describe approaches to mass media research; evaluate the impact of mass media.|
|Media Literacy Fundamentals||Define the concept of media literacy; analyze digital media products from a media literacy perspective; explain the knowledge gap hypothesis.|
|Economics of Mass Media||Differentiate between advertising and public relations; identify the impacts of advertising and promotion; describe media business models and their sources of revenue; explain the impact of mass media and digital media on the economy.|
|Digital Communication Tools||Evaluate types of digital communication tools; describe the use of these tools in professional communication; explain how digital communication tools have evolved and assess their strengths and weaknesses.|
|Impact of Digital Communication||Explain how digital communication has impacted various aspects of the global society; utilize strategies to practice sensitivity and diversity; evaluate tools that will make combing through massive amounts of information manageable.|
|Digital Media Regulation||Discuss the impact of technology on privacy; identify laws that regulate digital communication and mass media.|
|Print Media in the Digital Age||Identify types of print publications and describe their history; describe the impact of the digital age on print media.|
|Radio & Recording in the Digital Age||Outline the history of recording and radio industries and explain how digital media has changed the way they do business.|
|Television & Movies in the Digital Age||Summarize the history of the film industry and explain how it has been impacted by the digital age.|
|Video Games in the Digital Age||Discuss and evaluate the impact of video game technology and its effect on mass media and communication.|
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