COMM 405 - Seminar in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Section: 001 Healthscapes: Health and the Media
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the critical study of the health media landscape, or healthscape. Drawing on scholarly texts and popular media, the course asks students to consider familiar programs like Grey’s Anatomy and viral videos like late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s discussions of health care reform within their historical, cultural, and policy contexts. Readings will explore pharmaceutical advertising, scripted and medical reality television shows, crowdfunding medical bill campaigns on GoFundMe, healthcare memes and more to examine the healthscape that pervades our everyday lives.

COMM 405 - Seminar in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
2Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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