Mass Media and Society
A 3-hour lecture survey of the contemporary mass media and their auxiliaries--books, newspapers,
magazines, radio, sound recordings, television film, the internet, advertising, public relations, wire
services and the emerging forms of digital communications technology.
I like to call it the dog and
pony show of mass communication.
Theresa Villeneuve, (626) 852-8016 office in The Zellers Building, penthouse level, CI 303
hours are tentatively MW 9:45-11:15 and T 10:30-11:30 Th 10-11
. I’m in my office a lot, but
sometimes I change the hours around slightly to facilitate my tiny personal life or college
meetings or whatever. If you know you’re coming to my office, it’s always a good idea to email
me or phone me so I’m sure that I’m not off getting my mail or I can let you know if I’m at a
meeting. I’m also available by appointment if none of the above times are convenient. My office
hours tend to be a bit lonely, so I’m always excited when people stop by. My email is
I will be available during office hours to take phone .
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Also, I hate to treat you like a moron from the beginning, but past experience tells me that it’s a
good idea sometimes:
please put your name and what class you’re asking about somewhere on
your email…I teach multiple DE classes and if you just ask me something like “how many questions
are on the quiz” there are several possible answers in any given week.
On the weekends, I
sometimes answer emails but sometimes I bug out of here and don’t have email, so don’t count on
responses until the following school day.
ONE LAST NOTE about email:
the number of penis enlargement emails has grown objectionable to
the faculty at large, and so we have a very sketchy spam filter.
What this means is that I still get
plenty of graphic depictions of the male genitalia every day, and at the same time, some of your
email gets screened out by the spam filter.
So if you email me, make sure you put something
course related in the subject line so that when I go through all of my rejected spam (which begs the
what’s the point of the freakin’ spam filter?!?), I might catch your email in there.
Sometimes while checking email I think my head might explode.
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