COMM 405 - Seminar in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Section: 201 Participatory and Public Culture in the Digital Era
Term: SU 2014
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251 or COMM 271.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Can voting for a singer in a reality show spread and teach democratic principles? Is curating a social justice Tumblr real work that can make a real-world difference? This upper-level undergraduate seminar will explore these questions and the ways in which scholars, artists, and activists have tried to understand, promote, and problematize participatory and public culture. At stake is how we, as a society, define and encourage meaningful civic engagement and activism in the digital era. The course will also give students hands-on experience exploring and creating digital and traditional media associated with the ideas of participatory and public culture, such as Tumblrs and zines.

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COMM 405 - Seminar in Mass Media and Mass Communication
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201 (SEM)
6Jr or Sr
WThF 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Class reserved for Communication Studies majors only until 4/18/14.
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