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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Social Science
Precluded Course: CMNS 202 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under two different disciplines—with POLI
291. CMNS 202 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for POLI 291.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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CMNS 202 is not available for challenge.
Canada's mass media have played a particularly significant role in the country's development as a distinct nation. The course is structured around issues of media power in Canadian life. It examines aspects of the Canadian experience in the context of current perspectives on national and international media developments.
Part I: Introduction to the Study of Communication and Power in Canada
Part II: Media Industries and Their Powers
Part III: Regulating and Challenging Media Power
Part IV: Digital Transformations and the Power of Networks
To receive credit for for CMNS 202, you must complete all of the assignments and achieve a minimum composite course grade of D (50 percent). The chart below summarizes the course activities and the credit weight associated with each assignment.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Kozolanka, Kirsten, Patricia Mazepa, and David Skinner. Alternative Media in Canada. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2014. (ebook)
The course materials also include an online study guide and course manual.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, June 11, 2019.
Updated October 24, 2019 by Student & Academic Services