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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Courses in Communication Studies (Division 352)


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Spring Half-Term, 2000 (May 2 June 23, 2000)
Spring/Summer Term, 2000 (May 2 August 18, 2000)
Summer Half-Term, 2000 (June 28 August 18, 2000)


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Spring Half-Term Courses

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Comm. 101. The Mass Media.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Meg Howard (meghow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/SP00/CO101/ index.html

This course is designed to provide an introductory overview of contemporary mass media systems and an examination of the various factors historical, economic, political, and cultural that have shaped their development. The course begins with a description of present print and electronic media and examines their evolution. Attention is given throughout to the legal and ethical implications of mass communication systems and to comparisons between American media systems and those elsewhere in the world. Finally, it considers the probable future course of the media and examines possible alternatives.

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Comm. 111. Workshop on Managing the Information Environment.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Hands-on workshop intended to develop student mastery of the rapidly developing and expanding electronic information environment. Skills developed include the use of electronic communication systems, database searching, word processing, data management, and various research uses of public computer networks and the information superhighway. The course introduces students to a range of campus computing resources, including local area networks and available software, and remote access to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Problem-solving assignments are designed to teach strategies used in finding information and evaluating its validity and utility.

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Comm. 321. Undergraduate Internship.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing, concentration in communication studies, and permission of instructor. Internship credit is not retroactive and must be prearranged. No more than six credits combined of Comm. Studies 321 and 322 may be elected. (1-3). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be used to satisfy communication studies electives in a communication studies concentration plan. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Communication Studies concentrators who have reached junior standing may receive some amount of experiential course credit for an internship. Student assessment will be based on the academic merit of the work and evaluation of the final paper. Internship credit is not retroactive and must be pre-arranged. Internship credit cannot be used to satisfy Communication Studies electives in the concentration plan. No more than 3 credits can be earned in a single term, and no more than 6 credits total can be received through any combination of internships (CS 321) or practica (CS 322). Registration is by permission of instructor only.

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Comm. 361. Processes of Mediated Communication.

Sections 102 may be elected to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

Instructor(s): Margaret Young (mmyoung@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 101 or 102 strongly recommended. (4). (SS).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines general phenomena involved with the creation, dissemination, and reception of mediated information. Course topics may include: information processing, including message encoding and decoding; media priming and framing of evaluations and decisions; influences of message structure and communication modalities on processing; media use and reception, including interpretive processes; information flow and control, focusing on influences of communication networks, message diffusion, and information gatekeeping; and communicative processes of learning, persuasion, and social influence. The emphasis is on the development and testing of general theories explaining how mediated communication works, even though research examined will center on particular cases e.g., studies of priming in political communication).

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Comm. 441. Independent Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (3-4). (Excl). No more than four credits may be included in a Communication concentration. (INDEPENDENT). Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits. Intended for individualized instruction in subject areas not covered by scheduled courses. Must be arranged with the faculty member.

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Comm. 442. Independent Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (3-4). (Excl). No more than four credits may be included in a Communication concentration. (INDEPENDENT). Comm. Studies 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits. Intended for individualized instruction in subject areas not covered by scheduled courses. Must be arranged with the faculty member.

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Comm. 452. Media Law and Policy.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Consuelo Campbell (consuelo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 351 or 371 strongly recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/SP00/CO452/index.html

This course covers the basic principles of media law and its applications in connection with media practice and regulation. Topics covered include: First Amendment theory, hate speech, prior restraints, libel, indecency, obscenity and pornography, media censorship, rights to privacy, freedom of information and public rights of access, advertising and consumer regulation, and electronic media regulation.

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Comm. 454. Media Economics.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Consuelo Campbell (consuelo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 351 or 371 strongly recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/SP00/CO454/index.html

This course examines economic theory and its applications to media systems. It focuses on problems in the economics of the information industry, including market structure, concentration of ownership, pricing policies, and economic performance. Special attention is given to the interaction of economic conditions, media practices, and the development of media technologies. Topics will include the globalization of economic and media systems, media convergence, information as an economic good, and the domestication of information work.

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Comm. 458. Special Topics in Media Systems.

Section 101 Supreme Court News Coverage

Instructor(s): Anthony Collings (collings@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 351 or 371 strongly recommended. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar evaluates media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, in the context of long-range factors affecting the ability of news media to function in a democracy. This seminar will examine the scope and content of print, broadcast, and new-media news reporting on major cases before the court. How accurately, fairly, and adequately do news organizations cover the cases as they proceed through the legal system? Does the media help the American public gain a sufficiently thorough understanding of the complex legal issues and social impact of each case? In addition to gaining a broad overview of media coverage of current and recent cases, each student will select one case from the current or past court term and study media coverage of it in detail.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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Summer Half-Term Courses

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Comm. 321. Undergraduate Internship.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing, concentration in communication studies, and permission of instructor. Internship credit is not retroactive and must be prearranged. No more than six credits combined of Comm. Studies 321 and 322 may be elected. (1-3). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be used to satisfy communication studies electives in a communication studies concentration plan. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Communication Studies concentrators who have reached junior standing may receive some amount of experiential course credit for an internship. Student assessment will be based on the academic merit of the work and evaluation of the final paper. Internship credit is not retroactive and must be pre-arranged. Internship credit cannot be used to satisfy Communication Studies electives in the concentration plan. No more than 3 credits can be earned in a single term, and no more than 6 credits total can be received through any combination of internships (CS 321) or practica (CS 322). Registration is by permission of instructor only.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

Comm. 441. Independent Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (3-4). (Excl). No more than four credits may be included in a Communication concentration. (INDEPENDENT). Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits. Intended for individualized instruction in subject areas not covered by scheduled courses. Must be arranged with the faculty member.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

Comm. 442. Independent Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. (3-4). (Excl). No more than four credits may be included in a Communication concentration. (INDEPENDENT). Comm. Studies 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Comm. 441 and 442 may be repeated for a combined total of eight credits. Intended for individualized instruction in subject areas not covered by scheduled courses. Must be arranged with the faculty member.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

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