Catalogue 2012 - 2013

COMM 490 Seminar in Media Theory and Journalism


3 cr.


Graduating communication seniors or permission of instructor and COMM 300.

Course Description

This capstone course is designed to enable students in media and journalism concentrations to integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge from their previous coursework into a cohesive whole. Students will examine the social, political, cultural, and economic contexts of mass media and journalism; probe a variety of theoretical frameworks for understanding mass media and journalism; and design and implement a substantial research project that draws on those contexts and frameworks.