Transformative learning Critical thinking Cognitive presence Online learning Asynchronous online discussions Higher education Abstract: Digital media technologies weigh heavily on the quality of our lives as citizens and on the quality of our political environment. Master of Education MEd Department: COMM U Special Topics In this course students will undertake in-depth explorations of selected topics in communication, culture, and information technology. It provides a brief introduction to some of the theories and methods we use to analyze, comprehend and read modern culture. This course is an advanced examination of the theory, practice and effects of social media technologies including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Will the notion of national borders and identities remain relevant in the foreseeable future or will it become a distant historical memory?
Transformative learning is a fundamental component of the higher education experience. The lecture component of the course focuses on the principles of public speaking while the tutorials allow students to practice public speaking. Will the notion of national borders and identities remain relevant in the foreseeable future or will it become a distant historical memory? It will touch upon the commercialization of cultural production, as well as issues of cultural hegemony and the globalization of culture. Students learn about the entertainment industry, the policies governments use to support it, the production of entertainment by workers around the world, globally popular blockbuster films and TV formats and the ways entertainment may influence viewers and cultures while moving across borders.
Students will conduct independent research yoit write critiques of several cultural products. The role of new media in security, terrorism, foreign policy, and conflict resolution will be probed, thinkingg special consideration given to current issues and ongoing global events.
The course will examine representative examples of analysis and criticism of mass media, culture and society. The lecture component of the course focuses on the principles of public speaking while the tutorials allow students to practice public speaking. COMM U Introduction to Communication This course introduces the fundamental concepts of communication theory and practice and will provide an overview of the field as defined by the various communication courses included in this BA degree.
This course will provide an understanding of participatory modes of research for social change by drawing upon traditions such as action research, co-research, participatory theatre, militant ethnography, and institutional analysis.
This course will utilize core critical concepts from film theory psychoanalysis and feminism to contemporary Continental philosophy and cultural criticism to analyze films, uokt, mobile communication devices, and gaming cultures, with reference to key thinkers, movements, and contexts.
This course examines the theory, strategies and ethics of public relations in society with reference to historical and current critica.
COMM U Digital Media, Politics and Democracy Digital media technologies weigh heavily on the quality of our lives as citizens and on the quality of our political environment.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of communication theory and practice and will provide an overview of the field as defined by the various communication courses included in this BA degree. COMM U Intercultural Communication This course examines communication in an intercultural context, where it is affected by divergent value systems, differing levels of technological adaptation, and unequal power configurations.
COMM U Communicating Diversity This course addresses practical and theoretical issues of race, ethnicity, and gender that have become focal points for current debates in public criticxl expression. COMM U Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age This course introduces students to the theory and practice of professional writing, editing, distributing and exhibiting content through the Web using digital publishing software. The course intends to provide students critiical meaningful scholarly analysis of nonviolent communication case studies and theories such that students become more self-empowered, build a better understanding of others, are able to bridge differences, and can build harmonious relationships on a variety of levels.
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Watch us on YouTube. During the semester, we address several core questions in the field such as: COMM U New Media Theory and Practice formerly Perspectives on Multimedia Authoring This course will provide a theoretical and analytical overview of the principles of new media design and authoring on a range of software platforms.
Through a survey of relevant theories and case studies, the course analyzes how companies, managerial discourses and processes and ICTs are transforming workplaces, work practices and workers too. COMM U Public Relations This course examines the theory, strategies and ethics of public relations in society with reference to historical and current examples.
This course introduces the study of digital media and society.
Students will address these and related questions through case studies of ICTs and power. The literature review was qualitative and systematic, and it was focused specifically on summarizing strategies that were effective in fully-online higher education contexts.
Theoretical readings which frame issues of cultural, racial, and gender representation will be followed by projects that develop successful strategies for communicating diversity.
Transformative learning Critical thinking Cognitive presence Online learning Asynchronous online discussions Higher education Abstract: Analysis will range across print-based texts, moving images, and digital content. Connect with us on LinkedIn. The concept of rhetoric-as-persuasion is associated with the power of language to liberate, emancipate, control, and deceive the public.
It examines how different individuals, groups and organizations interact with different publics via social media to achieve their goals and highlights ethical issues surrounding the economics, politics and cultures of social media.
This course examines the interrelationships between communication and culture. Students learn about the development and impact of tablets, the printing press, the telegraph, the telephone, the phonograph, the radio, the TV, satellites, cybernetics, personal computers, A. Connect with us on Facebook. Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: This course is designed for students interested in social activism.
While tracing the evolution of major theories and concepts in the field, students will apply diverse theoretical insights to the analysis of past and current problems in world politics, crjtical flow and contra-flow of global media, and the impact of globalization.
The course will focus on relationships between people of diverse racial, ethnic, national, linguistic and religious backgrounds. This course examines ethical issues as they arise in interpersonal communication, fritical communication media TV, newspapers, Internet, etc. This course introduces the fundamentals of human communication: