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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: None. CMNS 301 and CMNS 302 are recommended.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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CMNS 423 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Communication Studies 423: The Television Age examines the familiar medium of television as a technology, an industry, an educator, a medium for propaganda, and an art form. Students will study the major trends in television broadcasting and performance as well as major trends in critical responses to television. Assignments, readings, commentaries, and television viewing, will be used to help students examine and analyze the impact and implications of television in the past, present, and future.
To receive credit for CMNS 423, complete all of the assignments, achieve a mark of at least 50 percent on Assignment 4, and obtain a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent). The weighting of the composite mark is as follows:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Mirrlees, T., & Kispal-Kovacs, J. (Eds.). (2013). The television reader: Critical perspectives in Canadian and US television studies. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
All other materials required for this course can be accessed online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the CMNS 423 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination.
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.
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Updated October 24, 2019 by Student & Academic Services