1.0 Credit

This course is designed to help the Online High School Students become more aware of the history of communication and how communication impacts our lives each day. Mass Communication looks at the role mass media has played, and continues to play, in American culture. Given the enormous effect of the media on our daily lives, Mass Communication seeks out how and why they reflect our social values. They also describe how public policy draws boundaries.

1- Introduction
1- Mass Communication Class-Introduction
2- Course Description and class expectations
3- Course Links
Worksheet: Chapter 1 –Film Industry(seen as quiz 3)

2- The Story Of Film
1- Film, Radio TV
2- Thomas Edison’s Contribution
3- Vaudeville and Nickelodeons
4- Dawn of Film Censorship
5- Early Days of Film
6- Big Profits
7- Star System Is Born
8- The McCarthy Hearings
9- Sound and Studio Systems
10- The Warner Brothers
11- Production Techniques
12- Scandals, Undershirts, and Depressions
13- The Hayes Code
14- Sex Saves Hollywood
15- Box Office
16- End of the Studio System
17- Threat of Television
18- Indies/Film Ratings
19- Independent Producers
20- Movie Ratings
21- Box Office
22- Tailoring Film

3- The Story of Film II
1- Movie Milestones
2- Films
3- Films II
4- Film Business Today
5- Film Profits Drop
6- Tickets Don’t Pay
7- International Film
8- Foreign Films
9- Launching Film Ideas
10- Optioning the Script
11- Film Structure
12- Visualize the Scenes
13- Film Script Terminology
14- Script Terms & Abbreviations
15- Plotting a Career
16- Glamour Professions
17- Film Job Classifications
18- Film Job Classifications
19- Chapter 5 quiz–new one as of 10/27

4- Quiz
Quiz: Film 2

5- Radio
1- Foundations of Radio
2- Morse Code
3- The Telephone
4- Marconi Transmits Signals
5- The Titanic
6- Audio Recording
7- Early History
8- Broadcast Advertising
9- AM, FM Waves and Sound
10- FM and TV Waves
11- Differences Between AM and FM
12- The Golden Age
13- Radio Networks
14- The Press-Radio War
15- Regulations and Ruses
16- War of the Worlds
17- Listeners Become Victims
Worksheet: Worksheet for chapter 4 and 7–radio

6- Quiz
Quiz: Radio I

7- Radio II
1- Dawn of FM Radio
2- International Shortwave
3- What Is International Shortwave
4- Shortwave Jamming
5- Radio Station Formats I
6- Rock Music
7- DJ’s
8- Radio Station Formats II
9- News/Talk
10- Net Radio

8- Quiz
Quiz: Radio II

9- Television
1- The Beginning
2- Inventions
3- Who Invented TV
4- RCA
5- Television’s Early History
6- UHF Television Launched
7- European Countries and Canada
8- Golden Age
9- Westerns
10- TV Networks/Ratings
11- New TV Networks Launched
12- Network Documentaries
13- Public Broadcasting
14- Political Attempts
15- Foundations of Public Broadcasting
16- Public Radio
17- Television Programming
18- Target Audience
19- Stunting
20- Demographics
21- Religious Broadcasting
Worksheet: Chapter 12–quiz

10- Cable & Satellite TV Services
1- Cable and Satellite TV Services
2- Coaxial Cable
3- Satellite Services
4- Satellite-to-Home Services
5- Social Impact
6- Social Impact of TV
7- Why We Watch TV
8- Social Impact of Television II
9- Depiction of Casual Sex
10- Freedom vs. Government Control
11- Social Impact of Television III
12- Social Impact of Television III cont
13- Social Impact of Television IV
14- Social Impact of Television V

11- Quiz
Quiz: Tv2

12- News/Laws/Careers
1- Broadcast News
2- Influence of Broadcast News
3- Twelve Factors
4- Broadcast News II
5- The Public
6- News Personnel
7- Legal/Ethical Issues
8- Privacy–Public and Private
9- Intrusion
10- Guidelines
11- Shield Laws
12- Legal and Ethical Issues II
13- Staging
14- The Fair Use Act
15- Timeline
Quiz: News/Laws/Careers

13- Careers in Broadcasting
1- Careers
2- Eight Things
3- On-Camera vs. Behind-the-Camera
4- Careers in Broadcasting II
5- Internships
6- The Résumé Reel
7- Women In Broadcasting
8- the Right Places
Assignment: Broadcasting Careers

14- Computers/Internet
1- Internet
2- First Personal Computers
3- Internet Use
4- Speed Limits
5- Hard Disks
6- The Internet II
7- Error Control
8- The Internet III
9- Internet Intranet and Extranet
10- Internet Backbones
11- Internet IV
12- Domain Names

15- Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey

16- Quiz
Quiz: Careers/Internet