COM 55900: Current Trends in Mass Communication Research

An examination of current research as it contributes to understanding the process and effects of mass communication. Topics covered include gatekeepers and information control, audience selection processes and uses, media content and social learning, the effects of adult programming on children, and the effects of the media on the governmental process.

Prerequisite: IN Teaching License

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Instructor: Barbara Smith, Ph.D.

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 1/11/2021 – 5/9/2021

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12