COMM 361 - The Media and Public Affairs
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
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 examines general phenomena involved with the creation, dissemination, and reception of mediated information. Course topics may include: information processing, including message encoding and decoding; media priming and framing of evaluations and decisions; influences of message structure and communication modalities on processing; media use and reception, including interpretive processes; information flow and control, focusing on influences of communication networks, message diffusion, and information gate-keeping; and communicative processes of learning, persuasion and social influence. The emphasis is on the development and testing of general theories explaining how mediated communication works, even though research examined will center on particular cases (e.g., studies of priming in political communication). May not be repeated for credit.

COMM 361 - The Media and Public Affairs
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11463
Open
45
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
20121
Open
2
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
23592
Open
3
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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