COMM 371 - Media, Culture, and Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
COMM 101 or 102 with a grade of at least C-.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores social and cultural approaches to the study of mass communication. Course topics studied may include: communication and social identity, including race, ethnicity and gender; media's role in defining and reflecting culture; the equity of community, state, and worldwide information systems, including debates over the "new world communication order," post-colonialism, and globalization; media audiences as interpretive communities; media and social movements; and the role of media in altering and maintaining political and social order. Research on mass communication is examined in connection with broader questions about the relations between cultural systems and social formations, and about the dynamics of social and cultural change and contestation.

COMM 371 - Media, Culture, and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13031
Open
2
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
13033
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
13035
Open
1
2UGRD & GRD
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators until 4/14/10.
004 (DIS)
P
13037
Open
1
 
-
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
22721
Closed
0
 
-
F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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Note:
These are required texts that you should own. Copies are also on reserve for your convenience.
ISBN: 9780465090761
Fables of abundance : a cultural history of advertising in America, Author: Lears, T. J. Jackson, 1947-, Publisher: Basic Books 1994
Required
ISBN: 9780520226692
Latinos, Inc. : the marketing and making of a people, Author: Da?vila, Arlene M., 1965-, Publisher: University of California Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 9780691016580
Black, white, and in color : television and Black civil rights, Author: Torres, Sasha., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 0822339021
Wallowing in sex : the new sexual culture of 1970s American television, Author: Levine, Elana, 1970-, Publisher: Duke University Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780226260129
The conquest of cool : business culture, counterculture, and the rise of hip consumerism, Author: Frank, Thomas (Thomas C.), Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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