COMM 326 - American Magazines
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to students who have completed AMCULT 250.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

When was the last time you read a magazine?

This course surveys the history of magazines in the United States, with some consideration of global perspectives. It examines periodical publications both as a vital component of the media system, and as extraordinary windows into American society and history.

We will consider, for example:

  • The complicated politics of long-lived, widely circulated magazines like Cosmopolitan and The New Yorker
  • How design affects our reactions to magazines on every scale, from the glossiest to a hand-made radical zine.
  • The long history of publications serving communities of color.
  • The short-lived start-ups of 1741 (one of them founded by Benjamin Franklin).
  • Our digital moment — the most recent of the long series of media transformations that have challenged magazine publishers.

For their final projects, students will have the opportunity to analyze a magazine of their own choosing.

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COMM 326 - American Magazines
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
26863
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
26864
Open
1
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
26865
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
26866
Open
1
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780745682198
Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines., Publisher: Polity Pr 2014
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