Understanding Media

COM CM 180

During the semester, Understanding Media course will trace the development, survey the literature, and explore the impact of media--whether traditional, interactive, social or mobile--examining conceptual, theoretical, and practical aspects of today's global media environment. The course will also review the factors that have shaped the nature of contemporary media, including their content, uses, functions, and audiences. Understanding Media provides students with a broad understanding of the social and psychological impact of mediated communication and empowers students to think originally and critically about how media technologies evolve, function, advance, and shape society, industry, and professional practices. It makes dynamic connections between theoretical frameworks, everyday life, and industry practices in a manner that can engage undergraduate students in Advertising, Media Science, and Public Relations and can inform them of the significance of using strategic approaches to constructing, disseminating, and evaluating media initiatives and media messages. (Formerly CM380, students should not take this if they have already taken CM380.)4 cr. Either sem.

FALL 2021 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Amazeen CGS 129 TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Stamped Approval
Some seats
reserved for
transfer
students from
outside Bu.

SPRG 2022 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Amazeen HAR 105 TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Stamped Approval
Some seats
reserved for
external
transfer
students

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.