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Media and Society (MCO120) 3 Credits

Study of historical and contemporary roles of media and its pervasiveness in society as it relates to culture, politics and education. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.

General Education Designations: SB

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
31640 Spring 2022 Scottsdale
Language/Comm. Bldg. LC 416
Hybrid 01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022 Tu 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • J. Richards
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  • Notes
    • Class Notes: HYBRID CLASS. Class meets in-person on campus on the designated days and times. Additional work will be required online.
      All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
      THIS CLASS WILL FOCUS ON HOW TO RECOGNIZE MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION AND TAKE A DEEP-DIVE INTO THE TERM "FAKE NEWS", EXAMINE THE PROLIFERATION OF FAKE NEWS ONLINE AND WHAT CONSUMERS CAN DO ABOUT THIS INESCAPABLE PHENOMENON and will approach this topic on a practical, political and ethical level; examine and explore how to address confirmation bias, echo chambers, filter bubbles, manufactured and hacked “faked news” and related topics; explore ethical journalism, news gathering and reporting and offer students a “backstage pass” into news and sports information dissemination and the role of social media; and explore the personal privacy “invasion” of technology applications, social media, online purchasing and web browsing.
    • Additional Class Notes: FREE TUTORING is available for this course. Learn more about online tutoring services offered at the Writing Center at
      For tutoring information: (480) 423-6416 or  
      For class information and enrollment permissions contact the Journalism Program Director, Janet Richards, at