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American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM-360 Myths of the Media (3)

This course offers a wide-ranging critique of media performance by assessing the emergence, diffusion, and tenacity of media-driven myths. These are prominent stories about or by the news media that are widely believed, but under scrutiny, prove to be false. Examples studied include Watergate, crack babies, and Hurricane Katrina. Usually Offered: spring. Restriction: SOC majors  or Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) (BA) ; and minimum 2.5 GPA.