Soc 344

Instructor:    Bill Grigsby
Date(s):          Fri  Oct 18 (7–10 pm), Sat  Oct 19 (9 am–5 pm)
Location:      Bend, Central Oregon Community College, Science Bldg, Rm 190                    
Contact:         204B Ackerman; (541) 962-3591;
Course description: Examines the commercial and alternative news media, how political bias is expressed and news is filtered, the pervasiveness of propaganda and deceptive techniques employed within and outside the news media, and what alternative, non-commercial sources are available and accessible. Link to syllabus.
The object of this course is to provide students with a framework for understanding commercial news media and its effect on political processes and public opinion.
This course fulfills Social Science and Culture (SSC) for gen-ed.