COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Winter 2009, Section 008 - Advertising and American Consumer Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 008 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will serve as an introduction to the critical study of advertising. We will be interested in examining advertising as an art form, as an industry and a cultural force. As such, it is important to note that this is not a skills course in advertising design nor is it a course in consumer behavior research. Our approach to advertising and consumer culture will instead draw on such disciplines as art and design history, media studies, communication studies, anthropolgy, sociology, gender studies and cultural and business history. Ultimately, we will be interested in thinking about advertisings vital role in shaping cultural and political discourse in modern American society.

Schedule

COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
20581
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
 In Person
11611
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
 In Person
18719
Open
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
 In Person
20634
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
005 (LEC)
 In Person
28787
Open
5
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.006
006 (LEC)
 In Person
28788
Open
5
 
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.005
007 (LEC)
 In Person
29164
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.008
008 (LEC)
 In Person
29165
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.007
009 (LEC)
 In Person
29166
Open
16
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.010
010 (LEC)
 In Person
29167
Open
16
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.009
011 (LEC)
 In Person
29168
Open
24
1Comm St Major
-
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators. Meets with Comm 458.012
012 (LEC)
 In Person
29169
Open
24
 
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TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.011
013 (LEC)
 In Person
29519
Open
17
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
014 (LAB)
 In Person
29520
Open
17
1Comm St Major
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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