Media and the Information Age


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LSO245 - Media and the Information Age


ENG106 or its equivalent

The average person spends 2,600 hours per year watching TV or listening to the radio. That's 325 eight-hour days, a full-time job! We spend another 900 hours with other media, including newspapers, books, magazines, music, film, home video, video games, and the Internet. That's about 3,500 hours of media use, more time than we spend on anything else, including working or sleeping. This consumption of information sustains our economy and most of the economic activity in North America now involves producing, processing or distributing information including the output of the mass media, Internet, telecommunications and computer industries. The goal of this course is to prepare students to thrive in this newly integrate communications and information environment.

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