Program Student Learning Outcomes
This course focuses on the history of communication theory related to media effects. The course studies through an overview of media effects research, paradigm shifts in media effects, implications of these changes, methods used to test effects of media, and effects of different types of media content on society and individuals.
This course covers social change and technological change as it relates to digital communication. New forms of media and communication technologies have played a large role in transforming social, economic, and political life–this course investigates these revolutions.