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COMM-360Myths of the Media (3)
Course Level: Undergraduate
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 fall. Prerequisite: SOC major or minor, or CLEG major, and minimum 2.5 GPA.