COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
Section: 001 Public Opinion and Consumer Behavior
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 102 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

There are many ways to participate in civic life, but digital technologies have made some modes of participation more effective than they once were. The conceptualization and effectiveness of political participation have evolved over time, and across cultures, especially when it comes to political expression, discussion, and consumerism. This course will focus on the role of digital media in participation—covering topics such as the influence of advocacy organizations, hashtag activism, boycotts and buycotts, information sharing, and political discussion, among others—and examine how expressive participation can impact democratic outcomes, as well as its limitations.

COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
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001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
002 (REC)
15Jr or Sr
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
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