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COM364 Communication Technologies

Lead Faculty: Dr. Joan-Marie Van Tassel

Course Description

Examines communication technologies and their effects on society. Looks at the history of such systems: how they emerged, diffused, and evolved. Covers current systems, with an emphasis on how the Internet and other new platforms are changing media, education, business, and politics around the world.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the emergence, diffusion, and evolution of communication technologies
  • Create all elements of a multiplatform media mix plan.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of communication technologies
  • Compare content types afforded by different communication technologies
  • Examine how new technologies affect existing audiences, consumers, and media.
  • Analyze the influence of new communication technologies on daily life
  • Analyze the influence of new communication technologies on society and culture

Prerequisite