COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Section: 001 Celebrity Influences
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No more than three credits can be elected from COMM 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies Seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251, COMM 261, COMM 271 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Celebrities are a central aspect of our media culture. This CAPSTONE course studies the effects of the actions and communications of celebrities on individuals and on society. On the individual level, we exam whether and to what extent they cause imitation and affect health and other behaviors, political attitudes, fashion, purchasing behaviors, and more. At societal level we look at framing and agenda setting effects that celebrity involvement has on societal discussions and even political action. An effects approach can’t be complete without a discussion of cause and effect: are celebrities really causing changes, or are they merely catalysts or perhaps just mirroring changes that would occur anyway?

COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
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001 (SEM)
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23650
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1COMM Sr
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies senior majors.
002 (SEM)
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25924
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2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies senior majors.
003 (SEM)
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29045
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1
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies senior majors.
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