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PCOM540: Communication, Culture, Media and Technology

Course at a glance

Next Start Date

July 23, 2018

Subject Level


Course Description

Presents an overview of the historical development of theories and approaches to media and cultural studies as they interconnect with communication studies. Considers the meaning and production of culture, the culture industry, and various interpretive practices. Explores how mass media has influenced and been influenced by cultural industries and contextualizes our current digital age in relation to other major advancements in communication history. Drawing on contemporary media and cultural theory, the course investigates how our current digital environment modifies our definitions of privacy and the public, civil society, political participation, and culture through case studies and applied and experiential activities.

Course Credits

  • 3.00

General Studies Offerings

General studies courses may be eligible for internal transfer credit into their related programs.

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
July 23, 2018 September 30, 2018 TBD Online
January 7, 2019 March 17, 2019 TBD Online
July 29, 2019 October 6, 2019 TBD Online