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Communications (COMM)

COMM 459 Cultural Effects of Interactive and Online Media (3) Study of the global social impact and rhetorical limitations of converging media, emphasizing cross-cultural media influences.

COMM 459 Cultural Effects of Interactive and Online Media (3)

An examination of the various effects of digital media on society and culture. The nature of digital media affects content and production, the way people use media, and social interaction. Topics include convergence, the information society, the global village, and the various changes in the ways media producers do their work. Various aspects of changes including philosophical, economical, and political are examined with the goal of helping students understand how to prepare for future changes in media industries.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: COMMS 251

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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