PCOM540: Communication, Culture, Media and Technology

Course at a glance

Next Start Date

January 6, 2020

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
January 6, 2020 March 15, 2020 $2206.67 Online
July 27, 2020 October 4, 2020 $2206.67 Online
January 4, 2021 March 14, 2021 TBD Online
July 26, 2021 October 3, 2021 TBD Online