J, PA (Not HD/HI)
This course introduces students to the world of mass communication exploring how mass media are organized and how they function in modern society, their technological bases, economic and political foundations, and social implications. The course covers theoretical, historical, and critical perspectives that mass communication scholars use to understand and analyze traditional and contemporary media processes.
Mode of Instruction
Lectures and seminar workshops.
There will be no textbook for this course. The course will review scientific journal articles focusing on media theory. A complete list of these articles, which students can download online, will be send ahead of the first meeting.