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COMM 3372 Media Theory (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The mass media wields tremendous power – this course investigates that power across a wide variety of social, cultural, and political dimensions. We will read an assortment of theoretical approaches to mass communication, looking at both the structural constraints in the production process and the interpretive agency of audiences. Our targets for analysis will be similarly wide-ranging, drawn from advertising, journalism, entertainment, and social media.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies the required theory course in the Communication major. Students that have taken Mass Communication Theory may not take Media Theory.


Last Updated: 23-Jan-18