COMM 371 - Media, Culture, and Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
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 the historical rise of mass media and the impact on modern society and culture. It considers the dynamic impact of radio and television broadcasting on the rise of urban industrial mass society and popular commercial culture through music, print and electronic advertising, consumerism, and emergence of affluent society. The course also studies modern media institutions, politics, and forms and processes of social change and identity formation, such as class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexuality.

COMM 371 - Media, Culture, and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11487
Open
19
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
11488
Open
11
 
-
W 8:00AM - 9:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
11489
Open
2
4UGRD & GRD
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators until 4/11/12.
004 (DIS)
P
11490
Open
1
 
-
W 6:00PM - 7:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
15811
Open
5
 
-
W 7:00PM - 8:00PM
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ISBN: 9780465090761
Fables of abundance : a cultural history of advertising in America, Author: Lears, T. J. Jackson, 1947-, Publisher: Basic Books 1994
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: 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: 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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