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COMM 4454 Global Mediated Public Spheres (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course considers the relationship between communication technology and rational debate from the creation of the printing press to advent of Twitter. Beginning with the ideas of Jurgen Habermas and his critics, the course takes a theoretical and historical look at the concept of the public sphere, considering the roles played by advancing forms of media. The course ultimately considers the extent to which new technologies such as social media and mobile devices may serve to both help and hinder the expression and evaluation of well-considered ideas at a global level.


Instructor(s): Matt Sienkiewicz

Prerequisites: Satisfies one of two writing intensive courses required within the Communication major

Cross listed with: INTL4454

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Last Updated: 02-Feb-17