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COMM 4458 Radio in Culture and Society (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will seek to examine and analyze the role of broadcast radio in non-mainstream segments (minority, counterculture, extremist, and alternative-lifestyle clusters) as well as in special areas of the general population. In the last quarter century, so-called outerculture or fringe groups have asserted their rights to fair and equal access to the airwaves as a means for mollifying the negative perceptions and stereotypes that have prevented them from fully benefiting from citizenship in the world’s largest democracy. Students will gather research data for an extensive paper designed to probe and evaluate the effects and implications of American Radio Broadcasting.


Instructor(s): Michael Keith

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

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


Last Updated: 12-May-16