COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
Section: 201 Convergence Culture: Media Industries in the Digital Era
Term: SU 2016
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 261 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course aims to provide students with a critical and theoretical framework for analyzing the impact of digital technology on media culture, particularly as it exists within media industries. It presents students with an in-depth understanding of what is new about media convergence while situating the current digital moment in historical discourses about new technologies. Key issues addressed are the rise of new “social” media industries that rely on user-generated content, the ways in which legacy media industries have adapted their strategies in the face of rapid change, the shifting relationships between content producers and their audiences, and whether new media technologies can democratize the means of production. Along the way we interrogate key concepts and buzzwords such as “going viral” and “participation.”

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Juniors and seniors.

Class Format:

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COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
P
73210
Open
18
18Jr or Sr
-
TuWTh 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Reserved for Communication Studies majors until 4/15/2016.
202 (REC)
P
73566
Open
18
18Jr or Sr
-
TuWTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Reserved for Communication Studies majors until 4/15/2016.
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