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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology (MED-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the historical development of mass communication and explore the changing influence of media on individuals and society; assess the impact of technological innovations on social interaction, political processes, public relations, advertising, gaming and other media industries; compare different theoretical approaches to the study of technology; predict how mediated communication will affect careers in a variety of disciplines including business, entertainment, health, politics, advertising and education; interpret media policy, law, and ethics; and research careers in communications.


This course provides students with an overview of the field of communications, from newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, firms, and cable, to the newer and interactive media of the digital present. Instructional methods include a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, Business, Journalism, Marketing, or Media Studies (4/19) (3/24 revalidation).