Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
    Aug 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM 3050 - Media and Activism

3 cr
This course examines how various media forms can, and have been, used to bring about social and political change. Because computer related media technologies, community, and alternative media are generally more accessible and multi-faceted than mainstream corporate outlets, in recent times they have been deployed more easily to influence or directly enact social or public policy change. Students study all these efforts. An important aspect of the course will be examining the current political system and media's integral role in both maintaining and challenging the status quo.
This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.
Fall, even years