COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
Section: 002 Media and Sleep
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
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:

Sleep has become a global public health issue: around one in three American adults is sleeping less than the recommended amount and teenagers are coping with a chronic sleep debt of 1 – 2 hours per day. The global epidemic of sleep insufficiency has sparked research into its causes, and research has identified media as one of the possible culprits. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the study of media use and sleep. We will integrate research from biology, psychology and media studies to develop a clear picture of the functioning of sleep, its importance for general health, and the ways in which media use might intervene in attaining sufficient sleep. Insights from this course will not only enhance students’ insights into their own sleep and how it affects their daily functioning, but will allow them to critically evaluate sleep research and guidelines, and formulate strategies for intervention and improvement.

COMM 408 - Special Topics in Media Effects
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002 (REC)
8Comm St Major
13Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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003 (REC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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