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    Jan 19, 2022  
American University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
American University Catalog 2016-2017 [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 every spring. Restriction: SOC or CLEG major; and minimum 2.5 GPA. Note: Communication (Minor)  consult with advisor.