COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Section: 001 Social Media and News
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credit Exclusions:
No more than three credits can be elected from COMM 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies Seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251, COMM 261, COMM 271 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Social media have become increasingly important channels through which people around the world learn about news and politics, but there are important democratic consequences of a news environment that is embedded with social information and distributed outside the purview of professional news organizations. This course will draw from studies of journalism, communication, and political science to examine how social media have influenced how news is created, distributed, and consumed, as well as how news in social media influences political attitudes and behaviors.

COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
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001 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
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