This course introduces students to key issues and themes that shape the institutional and organizational production and distribution of political and commercial messages. The course examines the texts, modes and institutions of public communication: journalism and news, mass and alternative media, ideology and public opinion, publicity and promotional culture, political parties, think tanks and advocacy groups; corporations, unions and social movements, and the roles of public intellectuals.
Additional Course Information
CS100 or CS101.
M,W - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Summer Session 2013