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ADCO 102001  Survey of Mass Communication
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Woods College website or on the course Canvas page for more detailed information.

ADCO102001 Syllabus
Surveys the political, social, and cultural forces that influenced the development of the media. Topics include media history, governmental regulation issues, media economics, the impact of mass media on society, and the organizational decision-making process within the media institutions.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 18–May 10, William Boozang

ADCO 1030  Public Speaking     
ADCO103001 Syllabus - Prof. Rosenthal
ADCO103002 Syllabus - Prof. Enoch
While introducing the theory, composition, delivery and criticism of speeches, this course attends to four key communication elements: message, speaker, audience and occasion. Explores various modes and varieties of speaking. This is a performance course.
ADCO103001, Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 16–May 8, Robert Rosenthal
ADCO103002, Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 22–May 14, Howard Enoch

ADCO 120801  Entertainment Media
ADCO120801 Syllabus
Explores entertainment media from historical, critical and practical perspectives. Topics include film history, broadcast history, video games, the Internet, screenwriting and sports media. Projects include film reviews, short screenplays and analyses of how television networks make business decisions. In addition to lectures and screenings, the class includes a variety of practical exercises and guest speakers from across the entertainment industries.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, Matthew Sienkiewicz


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