Communication and Society: Theories and Applications
In this course, students develop a command of foundational media frameworks, especially theories of media production and media consumption. By the end of this course, students should be able to implement theoretical concepts in their professional environments. Students will learn to deploy theoretical concepts that help them understand the various roles that media play in culture and society. To this end, students will develop written and visual projects that evaluate the following: media industries that produce media messages, meanings embedded in those messages, and media audiences who interpret media messages.