Undergraduate Courses in Communication Studies 2019-2020

Complementary courses in other departments
 

Fall 2019

COMS 210 (CRN 6231) (3 credits)
Introduction to Communication Studies
Prof. Becky Lentz
Wednesday and Friday, 4:05 PM-5:25 PM
MAASS 112

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COMS 301 (CRN 22529) (3 credits)
Core Concepts in Critical Theory
Prof. Darin Barney
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
LEA 232

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COMS 310 (CRN 25742) (3 credits)
Media and Feminist Studies
Prof. Carrie Rentschler
Monday and Wednesday, 4:05 PM-5:25 PM
SADB 1/12

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COMS 361 (CRN 25806) (3 credits)
Selected Topics Communication Studies 1: Media and Culture of the Night
Prof. Will Straw
Monday and Wednesday, 4:05 PM-5:25 PM
ARTS W-215

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COMS 362 (CRN 29608) (3 credits)
Selected Topics Communication Studies 2: Communication Rights and Wrongs
Prof. Mark Lloyd
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:35 PM-3:55 PM
SADB 1/12

A survey course that explores how communications policy advances or inhibits freedom of expression and political equality through a comparative and historical examination of media and telecommunications laws and structures in the United States and Canada. In addition to an examination of broadcast and cable regulation, the course will compare the different approaches to support for public and community media, as well as internet deployment and net neutrality.

COMS 411 (CRN 25743) (3 credits)
Disability, Technology and Communication
Prof. Jonathan Sterne
Wednesday, 11:35 AM-2:25 PM
ARTS W-220

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COMS 435 (CRN 26348) (3 credits)
Advanced Issues in Media Governance: Internet Governance from a Social Justice Perspective
Prof. Becky Lentz
Tuesday, 11:35 AM-2:25 PM
ARTS W-220

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COMS 492 (CRN 26676) (3 credits)
Power, Difference and Justice
Prof. Mark Lloyd
Monday, 11:35 AM-2:25 PM
Ferrier 230

A seminar course examining communication policy as a human right, as declared by the United Nations. What does it mean in practice to agree that: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. This course will explore the impact of information and communications technologies in a global environment of extreme inequality and increasing nationalism.

COMS 497 (CRN 10683) (3 credits)
Independent Study
Instructor approval required

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Winter 2020

COMS 200 (CRN 21267) (3 credits)
History of Communication
Prof. TBA
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:35 AM-9:55 AM
EDUC 129

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COMS 230 (CRN 18333) (3 credits)
Communication and Democracy
Prof. Darin Barney
Monday and Wednesday, 11:35 AM-12:55 PM
Arts W-215

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COMS 320 (CRN 19517) (3 credits)
Media and Empire
Prof. Jenny Burman
Wednesday and Friday, 4:05 PM-5:25 PM
Arts W-215

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COMS 354 (CRN 19533)/ARTH 354 (CRN 13876) (3 credits)
Media Studies of Crime: The Visual Culture of Crime
Prof. Will Straw
Monday, 2:35 PM-5:25 PM
Arts W-215

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COMS 355 (CRN 18344) (3 credits)
Media Governance
Prof. Becky Lentz
Wednesday and Friday, 11:35 AM-12:55 PM
Arts 150

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COMS 362 (CRN 21269) (3 credits)
Selected Topics Communication Studies 2
Prof. TBA
Wednesday and Friday, 2:35 PM-3:55 PM
Wilson 105

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COMS 400 (CRN 16066) (3 credits)
Critical Theory Seminar
Prof. Darin Barney
Tuesday, 11:35 AM-2:25 PM
Arts W-5

Supervised independent research on an approved topic.

COMS 425 (CRN 19534) (3 credits)
Urban Culture and Everyday Life: Culture of Print
Prof. Will Straw
Wednesday, 2:35 PM-5:25 PM
Arts W-220

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COMS 490 (CRN 19535) (3 credits)
Special Topics in History and Theory of Media: Technologies of Domination
Prof. Jenny Burman
Thursday, 11:35 AM-2:25 PM
Arts W-220

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COMS 497 (CRN 16588) (3 credits)
Independent Study
Instructor approval required

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COMS 500 (CRN 19536) (3 credits)
Special Topics in Communications Studies 1
Prof. Becky Lentz
Thursday, 2:35 PM-5:25 PM
Arts W-220

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COMS 541 (CRN 18334) (3 credits)
Cultural Industries
Prof. Gabriella Coleman
Tuesday, 2:35 PM-5:25 PM
Arts W-220

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