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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Humanities - HUM 212

Mass Media and Popular Culture

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is an introduction into the nature of mass communication and their relationship with the public. The course will analyze, assess and evaluate popular culture and mass media. Focus will be on the various forms of media to include radio, television, film, newspaper and advertising to determine how they influence and manipulate the ways you relate to yourself and others. Examination will include the history, economics, power and ethical consideration of media outlets.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify how mass media systems evolved.
  • Investigate the operation of mass media systems.
  • Analyze values and attitudes in popular culture mediums such as film, television, advertising and music.
  • Analyze the social and political complexities of contemporary popular cultural phenomena.
  • Examine the influence of mass media on popular culture.
  • Identify ethical issues in mass media.
  • Determine which skills are necessary for becoming a discriminating critic and consumer of the mass media.
  • Enhance social awareness as a member of popular culture.
  • Express opinions and views effectively and responsibly in class discussions.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 212140833Mass Media & Popular CultureRMT3Ditouras H2/24/0Open$12.00T  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 212140835Mass Media & Popular CultureRMT3Ditouras H5/24/0Open$12.00R  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 212142982Mass Media & Popular CultureONL3Ditouras H5/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 212112994Mass Media & Popular CultureONL3Ditouras H25/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 212110804Mass Media & Popular CultureRMT3Ditouras H24/31/0Open$12.00R  11:30 AM-02:24 PM WEBWEB
 212110817Mass Media & Popular CultureRMT3Ditouras H25/31/0Open$12.00T  11:30 AM-02:24 PM WEBWEB
 212112993Mass Media & Popular CultureONL3Ditouras H0/31/2Closed$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday