COMM 102 - Media Processes and Effects
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
First- and second-year students.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to the contemporary research on mass communication processes and effects. Basic processes involved in the production, dissemination, reception, and impact of media messages are examined. The course investigates a variety of effects on individuals' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as influences on the functioning of larger social systems. It proceeds in general from investigations of individual-level to societal-level impact. Critical reading and evaluation of research on media processes and effects, and of its application to social policy debates, is encouraged and developed.

This course is one of four prerequisites required for students to have completed before declaring a Communication Studies concentration.

COMM 102 - Media Processes and Effects
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
TuWTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
102 (DIS)
F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
103 (DIS)
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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